01/30/2017 at 9:54 AM #115899
To be honest, not every team has played nine games, but most (including State) have and that’s close enough for me.
[See the full post at: ACC BB – Midseason Report]01/30/2017 at 7:22 PM #115909BJD95Keymaster
There are JUST SO MANY DAMNED TEAMS, and they are all so very average (it would seem to me).
Except for the bad ones, like us, Wake, BC, and Pitt.
And maybe Louisville is actually good. Holes are a mirage, as is Notre Dame. Any opponent with the slightest bit of physicality should be able to shut them down. They will beat us by 40.
Georgia Tech is indeed confusing as hell. No idea how to ‘splain them. But serious, TUSCULUM?? On top of an OOC schedule that’s already 295??01/31/2017 at 10:46 AM #115925WolfpackCoach17Participant
I love your posts. Unfortunately, we have spent a little too much time on the NIT bubble over the years, so just for reference, it is much tighter than the old days. With only 32 teams, and generally 4-8 bids lost to automatic qualifiers (small conference regular season champions that did not win their conference tournament), the difference between sneaking into the NCAA and sneaking into the NIT is either 2 or 3 wins, and generally requires at least a top 90 RPI. So this team would need at least 17-14 (6-12) to get into the NIT, and that would be a last one in kind of situation. Just putting that out there as a reference. 18-13 would probably get you a top 16 seed for a home game. 19-12 would probably get you a #1 or #2 seed, or possibly get you in the NCAA tournament and avoid NIT altogether.01/31/2017 at 11:05 AM #115926StateRed44Participant
In years where the Florida teams, GT, Wake, etc are better than us. We will probably NOT make the tournament. Just an observation.01/31/2017 at 11:27 AM #115927
Unfortunately, we have spent a little too much time on the NIT bubble over the years
Isn’t that the truth!02/03/2017 at 12:57 PM #116266ncsu1987Participant
Your excellent analysis and presentation paint a bleak picture. Thanks for the work behind this post.02/03/2017 at 1:33 PM #116271
Your excellent analysis and presentation paint a bleak picture.
Thanks and good to “see” you again.
I guess that my outlook was bleak going back to my Jan 3 entry after the first game of ACC play. I didn’t feel bleak, depressed, angry, or really any particular emotion when I wrote them. I strive for accuracy above all else. But unfortunately when writing about NC State sports, “bleak” is too often an accurate description.02/03/2017 at 3:33 PM #116284RickKeymaster
But unfortunately when writing about NC State sports, “bleak” is too often an accurate description
Sad but all too true.02/03/2017 at 7:37 PM #116307McCallumParticipant
More bleak than a Siberian winter morning.
McCallum02/03/2017 at 8:48 PM #116311BJD95Keymaster
Surely, Da U has at least already broken they cherry and won a road game this season, right?? So we have a chance in hayelll??02/06/2017 at 1:25 PM #116607ncsu1987Participant
Thank, Va, good to be back and to “see” so many friends still here. Took on a new role at the office, in a somewhat tangential field, and I’ve had my nose to the grindstone for a while. Hopefully the breathing breaks will be a little more frequent, now.
Thanks for all that you and the other regular authors do. I know from experience that a lot of preparation can go into a single good post, so I recognize and appreciate the aggregate work as I try to catch up.
As I recall, we share an unrestrained program loyalty, tempered by resigned pragmatism. So here’s to hoping for (but not expecting) some February miracles for the team.
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