02/22/2015 at 8:27 AM #75088StateFansKeymaster
Please watch: It was a game that could only hurt NC State’s chances to get into the NCAA Tourn
[See the full post at: NC State 69 Virginia Tech 53]02/22/2015 at 12:38 PM #75096easParticipant
Good solid game by the Pack. Lots of good things in this game. The only negative thing for me to say (which can be said all year) is Turner/BSW is one of the worst defensive players period. Obviously he brings a big plus on offense when he is “on fire” but dang his defense is weak.
Anyway, I may be in the minority here with this thought but I hope we see DEZ get more minutes against UNC. I think between DEZ and CAT we could really pressure Paige on defense.
Don’t know what’s up with KW and Cody Martin not playing. Either way Send Dez in to stick on Paige like glue and hack him when needed.
I agree Tokoto (known as Turkey-Toe at our house) is the wildcard. He can be difficult to stop when he is on his game. His play can be similar to Lacey at times.
Anyway, great game and effort against VT. If we use our bigs more we are MUCH stronger.02/22/2015 at 1:01 PM #7509813OTParticipant
I wouldn’t call last night’s game one of our better efforts, but we got what we needed. However, like eas observed, we’re going to need our bigs. That will be especially be true at UNC and Clemson and here vs Syracuse. I don’t know what’s going on with KW, but if he continues to sit, this is not going to make us a better team IMHO.
UNC, always a house of horrors for us, will be a very tall order without the interior presence of #32. And having #15 wouldn’t hurt us either.02/22/2015 at 3:07 PM #75103TexpackParticipant
I think we have been a better team with KW sitting. His decision making is a killer. He is a weaker rebounder and defender than Freeman as well. Is only plus is offense. Kid has great effort and attitude and once he learns to play under control more and understand situations he can be a plus player for us. Until then I like the way the minutes have gone in the last two games.02/22/2015 at 3:07 PM #75104BrickyardMayhemParticipant
I agree on the Dez thing. We need a stronger defense against the Holes. Why not do something like we did against Duke and put one guy on one of their key players like Paige. If nothing else, simply disrupt things a bit.02/22/2015 at 3:16 PM #75105mak4dpakParticipant
Great win for the men vs VT, then today/Sunday, the women knock off #10 Duke, in Reynolds. Way to go ladies. Love to see a follow up blog on their game.02/22/2015 at 3:50 PM #75108
I think our victory vs. Vatech took us to #4 sos and #51 RPI.
We are still in good shape. We win 3 of next 4,and we are in. 2-2 and we need to win minimum 1 tourney game and likely 2 to feel good about selection Sunday.
The skinny: we need 1 more good win (UNC, Clemson or our 2nd opponent in acc tournament would likely qualify.) And we cannot have a bad loss.. (@ BC or 1st round acc loss) without having a “marque win or 2”02/22/2015 at 5:03 PM #75114WulfpackParticipant
We did what we had to do. Held serve against a very weak opponent.
Whatever we do, we better NOT let Paige go off for 30. He plays his very best against us. Roy will have them ready. This is a giant game for us. We can still get in without this one, but it won’t be easy. Win and IN.02/22/2015 at 5:13 PM #75116
Why not do something like we did against Duke and put one guy on one of their key players like Paige. If nothing else, simply disrupt things a bit.
That and slowing down Tokoto would greatly enhance our chances.02/22/2015 at 5:23 PM #75119wufpup76Keymaster
That and slowing down Tokoto would greatly enhance our chances.
I’d really like to see what would happen if we put Tokoto into positions where he has to make quick decisions with the ball. To me, he is a great reactionary player but his decision making leaves a lot to be desired.
Paige is a consummate game manager, and he has killed us in this capacity in 4 of 5 games against. This is why I want the ball out of Paige’s hands as much as possible.02/22/2015 at 6:01 PM #75120TheAliasTrollParticipant
Fire Gott!!! Get him out!
Just kidding of course.
Glad we could take the easy pickings off Buzz this season.. I can guarantee the ease of victory against VTech will erode in short order as seasons go by with the Buzzard steering their ship.02/22/2015 at 6:36 PM #75121
Agreed alias. He’s a good coach and comes across as a likeable one too.
As for unc-ch, the keys will be keeping them off the offensive boards, not giving up the open 3’s and being patient on offense.02/22/2015 at 6:59 PM #75122
Buzz made some good strategic adjustments late in the first and for the first part of the 2nd half that put the Pack on the back foot. He just ran out of bullets with a thinner and less talented team. When he does have a good bench with skills, his teams won’t go down so easily.02/22/2015 at 7:43 PM #75127
Well if you were watching uva you just saw their best 2 remaining players take each other out on a play.02/22/2015 at 8:05 PM #75133john of spartaParticipant
bottom line…Gott’s our Guy.
he’s done enough long enough.
but we’ll get beat @ UNX.
Good Lord…Roy said he would rather
“beat State than eat.” table is set.
we’re the guest. or the entré.02/22/2015 at 9:34 PM #75138primacyoneParticipant
The heels are going to be motivated Tuesday.
I watched the Dean Smith memorial ceremony today and if those boys are not motivated to beat the heel out someone (especially NCSU and Duke) then something is wrong with them.
No doubt IMO Roy and the holes are going to be coming with guns a blazing and seeking to destroy us on Tuesday.
I certainly hope we go in that game with the right frame of mind to beat the chit out of them and knock them off their high horse.02/22/2015 at 10:18 PM #75151
Hopefully, we’ll have something to say about whether or not they beat us. Carolina is not that much better than we are — if we’re playing a good game. And you never know, sometimes a lot of emotion can go the other way and turn into a negative.
No matter, it’s the two games afterwards that matter the most for us — they’re have-to-have wins. BC doesn’t worry me too much…play solid and we should win. Clemson, we’re going to have to do better than we did against them in Raleigh. Come back home, maybe beat Syracuse (I give us even odds) and go to the tournament and get at least one win. If we can do that, we should be okay on Selection Sunday.
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