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    WolfWiz11
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    Semantics. You’d still be upset if I said we shat the bed. In some ways, saying we “weren’t ready to play” sounds even worse to me. That implies some failure on the part of the coaching staff to get us mentally prepared. Which, I don’t blame KK at all. Guys simply dropped the ball, thought they’d already won by being the fifth seed, probably thinking ahead to Clemson.

    It’s funny that you’re questioning others’ fandom on a fan forum. So if someone doesn’t agree with you or uses different terminology to describe what they saw, they’re a bad fan? OK.

    I (and anyone else who said they choked) didn’t say it as a good thing. It’s a bad thing they did. It’s frustrating. But hopefully they learned from it the way they did the Ga Tech loss. I don’t think anyone on this team is so sensitive as to let words like “choked” affect them. If they are, then we’re screwed either way.

    #132664

    Wulfpack
    Participant

    Lunardi has moved us to a 10 seed in the West against the Nevada Wolf Pack with the winner drawing 2 seed Purdue.

    #132671

    Greywolf
    Participant

    Semantics. You’d still be upset if I said we shat the bed. In some ways, saying we “weren’t ready to play” sounds even worse to me. That implies some failure on the part of the coaching staff to get us mentally prepared. Which, I don’t blame KK at all. Guys simply dropped the ball, thought they’d already won by being the fifth seed, probably thinking ahead to Clemson.

    It’s funny that you’re questioning others’ fandom on a fan forum. So if someone doesn’t agree with you or uses different terminology to describe what they saw, they’re a bad fan? OK.

    I (and anyone else who said they choked) didn’t say it as a good thing. It’s a bad thing they did. It’s frustrating. But hopefully they learned from it the way they did the Ga Tech loss. I don’t think anyone on this team is so sensitive as to let words like “choked” affect them. If they are, then we’re screwed either way.

    If you think players on this or any team don’t mind be called a choker or have it said they they choked, you don’t know people. The ability to perform or play under pressure separates the winners from the wannabees.

    In my time to choke meant that you let the pressure get to you and missed a critical shot due to tension. It wasn’t a general term meaning all the things you say it means.

    I wasn’t questioning anyone’s fandom, I was questioning your “big talking,” saying the team choked when you don’t have a clue what choking is.

    #132672

    Fastback68
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    The template to beating State is to get 2 early fouls on Yurt or Dorn and preferably both so they have to sit out large portions of the first half. It happened in the VT, Gt and B.C. games. It’s to the point where you need to take them out of the game for at least 5 minutes if they pick up foul #1 within the first 5 minutes of the game. Whether those first fouls are legit or not, you can’t get into a position where a jack—— ref can call another foul legit or not. Our players can’t seem to comprehend this concept. Yurt constantly tries to keep missed shots alive by going over the back and Dorn tries to rip the ball away after they have picked up foul #1. They act mystified when the whistle blows a second time. It’s frustrating for everyone involved but you have to play smart. Just remember you can break forearms with 4 legit fouls in the second half before you have to worry about fouling out.

    #132674

    WolfWiz11
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    In my time to choke meant that you let the pressure get to you and missed a critical shot due to tension. It wasn’t a general term meaning all the things you say it means.

    I wasn’t questioning anyone’s fandom, I was questioning your “big talking,” saying the team choked when you don’t have a clue what choking is.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choke_(sports)

    I know we aren’t supposed to cite Wikipedia as a credible source, so here’s another:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/670865-power-ranking-the-top-50-worst-chokes-in-sports-history

    Note, the examples in the Wikipedia article include the 2016-17 Atlanta Falcons, and the Fab 5 vs UNX Chris Webber debacle.

    The difference here, is that I’m not happy to say that we choked on Wednesday. It’s what I saw. I take no glee in pointing out my observation. We were performing well, had a great season by all expectations. Went into the tournament favored to win that first game. And blew it. We got upset. You can say Robinson had a bad game the last time we played them, etc. But on paper, and in reality, we should have won that game and then I could see us losing to Clemson–a much better team than BC.

    #132675

    bill.onthebeach
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    In some ways, saying we “weren’t ready to play” sounds even worse to me. That implies some failure on the part of the coaching staff to get us mentally prepared.

    For the record, at least according to my coaching book….

    Yes
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    Yes…

    Everybody chokes… and it’s more frequent the ‘first time’…
    And most of time, choking starts as a individual thing which may or may not spread to the rest of the team… Choking only happens during the game…

    “Not Ready To Play” is much more of a “Team” thing… Choking only happens before the game…

    —————–

    Bet your A##, we’ll be “Ready” for the next game, whenever that is…

    And just to close the door behind me, “Being Ready To Day” does NOT mean the end of “FUGLY”…

    Y7 is still going to ‘try’ to play perimeter defense, which has become a joke of sorts…
    Abu is still going to disappoint himself…
    A.Freeman is still going to take some bad shots…
    Markell, A. Freeman and Beverly are still going to make some bad passes…
    Dorn is still going to rest in the first half…

    They’ve done that every game this season…
    The games we won Big and the close ones, win or lose…. They were ‘Ready To Play’…
    The games we lost by a lot… They weren’t ‘Ready To Play’…

    GO PACK!

    POP!!!

    #NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!
    #132676

    Rick
    Keymaster

    Coach Rick…

    How are your girls doing this season?

    GO PACK!

    Botb,
    Somehow my girls pulled off the win today.
    My daughter was fantastic. She had 10 points and was responsible for another 10 or so.
    I didn’t think we would run one do that was exciting.

    #132677

    wolfmanmat
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    Lunardi has moved us to a 10 seed in the West against the Nevada Wolf Pack with the winner drawing 2 seed Purdue.

    Would be perfect Ncaa set up. Wolf pack vs. Wolf pack and the Martin twins face their old school. Ncaa always sets up matchups for a reason and for interest. This makes way to much sense and could definitely see it happening

    #132678

    bill.onthebeach
    Participant

    Botb,
    Somehow my girls pulled off the win today.

    GREAT JOB!

    They’ll remember that for a long time…
    Success breeds success…
    I just hope it wasn’t the last game of the season…

    Now…
    Did you give PostGameSpeech #1 or #2 ???

    GO Rick’s GIRLS!

    POP!!!

    #NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!
    #132680

    Rick
    Keymaster

    Botb,
    Somehow my girls pulled off the win today.

    GREAT JOB!

    They’ll remember that for a long time…
    Success breeds success…
    I just hope it wasn’t the last game of the season…

    Now…
    Did you give PostGameSpeech #1 or #2 ???

    GO Rick’s GIRLS!

    POP!!!

    I really had nothing to do with the won it was all on the girls. The defense finally clicked and it offense went well also.

    It was the last game. They worked hard for it and I think my daughter figured out that practice pays off.

    I gave them the ‘you work hard and it pays off’ speech. This was probably my favorite season ever. To see my daughter expression of joy after winning was worth every minute I put into the season.

    #132686

    Greywolf
    Participant

    It was the last game. They worked hard for it and I think my daughter figured out that practice pays off.

    I gave them the ‘you work hard and it pays off’ speech. This was probably my favorite season ever. To see my daughter expression of joy after winning was worth every minute I put into the season.

    Thanks for sharing Rick. Those lessons are the ones that make youth sports worthwhile.

    #132688

    Wulfpack
    Participant

    Updated: seeded 9th in the Midwest againt Butler. Kansas waiting in the wings.

    #132689

    Rick
    Keymaster

    Thanks for sharing Rick. Those lessons are the ones that make youth sports worthwhile.

    Thanks for ‘listening’. I agree about kid learning. It was a tough season for her but she really worked hard. I hope that’s a life lesson for her.

    #132690

    Texpack
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    It was the last game. They worked hard for it and I think my daughter figured out that practice pays off.

    I gave them the ‘you work hard and it pays off’ speech. This was probably my favorite season ever. To see my daughter expression of joy after winning was worth every minute I put into the season.

    Thanks for sharing Rick. Those lessons are the ones that make youth sports worthwhile.

    Establishing the link between hard work/preparation and success is the greatest lesson you can get from sports. I coached a one win team years ago and it wasn’t because of transfers either.

    #132692

    bill.onthebeach
    Participant

    Greywolf wrote:

    Thanks for sharing Rick.

    Thanks for ‘listening’.

    ^StateFansNation at its finest…

    GO PACK!

    #NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!
    #132693

    Wulfpack
    Participant

    Interesting that Palm also has us as a 9 seed in the Midwest, facing Providence. Winner gets top seeded Kansas (who looked solid in the Big 12 Tourney).

    #132694

    Wulfpack
    Participant

    Reminder that the Selection Show is at 6 on TBS.

    The NIT Selection Show follows at 8:30 on ESPNU.

    #132695

    Heelh8r
    Participant

    The NIT Selection Show follows at 8:30 on ESPNU.

    Bite your tongue!

    #132696

    Wulfpack
    Participant

    No, not at all worried about the Pack getting in.

    #132697

    Wulfpack
    Participant

    Davidson steals another bid.

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