The BC loss has put State in a predicament of having to win at least their next 3 if not 4 games to reach the NCAAT. Beating Clemson and Syracuse plus a fellow bottom-feeder in the ACCT next Wednesday isn’t likely going to improve State’s stature with the Selection Committee.
If State gets to next Thursday in the ACCT and wins, that might do it. Maybe. I know what the “bubble experts” keep saying, but State, to me, has reached the point that they simply cannot afford another bad loss. We know that they’ve got some really good wins, but they’re really stinking up the joint right now after the BC disaster. Being swept by Clemson would guarantee the Pack an invite to the NIT if they aren’t playing in Greensboro on March 14.
Simply stated, this team has GOTT to start beating the teams that they should beat. They’ve GOTT to start playing DEFENSE. Will they do that tonight? Who the hell knows? Least of all me.