Saturday, February 21, 2009

Pack Takes on Cavs With Postseason in Sight


Game Time: 1pm
Location: Raleigh, NC
Television: Raycom

Not many people believed NC State would, at any time this season, find itself with a logical scenario for getting to the NCAA Tournament. Well today the Pack hosts Virginia with just that. A win against the Cavs would place the Pack closer to the cluster in the middle of the conference. Which would be a pretty good bet for getting in the tourny most years, but not in a year when there are 5 teams tied for 2nd. It's surely going to take more than just a win today against Virginia. It's going to take a nice run here at the end of the season to put the Pack's name on the bubble fringe.

But lets not get too far ahead of ourselves. Today the pack faces the Virginia Cavaliers at the RBC Center in Raleigh. Coming off an inspired loss against Carolina, the Pack is looking to keep building on what has been a very successful 2 weeks. New faces doing big things have been the catalyst for the Pack's resurgence. In the past 2 games, Javi Gonzalez has turned into more of the player Sidney envisioned, dropping 14 and 18 respectively. Tracy Smith has made unbelievable strides in his game, as he's playing within the offense yet still getting his, in fact, he's looking to rip up his 5th consecutive double figure outing. Pair those performances with the consistent play of Brandon Costner, Ben McCauley (who by the way has been sick, in case you've missed it), and up until last game, the resurgence of Courtney Fells, and you're looking at a pretty dynamic offensive machine. Then again you already knew that by looking at the box scores. NC State has now scored 80 points in 6 of the last 7 games, providing an exciting sneak peak at what Sidney Lowe is looking to create here in Raleigh.

But today it's about beating Virginia, and although they sit in 11th place in the ACC, the Pack cannot take them lightly. To stop them, simply take out the scouting report from last year...."STOP SINGLETARY" has been replaced by "Stop Landesberg." Sylven Landesberg is a freshman guard with size and range. A 4 star coming out of high school, Landesberg has an unbelievable knack for scoring, as he's gone on to average 18 points as a freshman in Charlottesville. If Fells can hold him down, which he's very capable of doing, the Pack could run away with this one...but allow Sylven to get hot and there could be problems.


5 Responses to "Pack Takes on Cavs With Postseason in Sight"
  1. Anonymous said...
    February 21, 2009 at 10:13 AM

    like the articles. you need an editor.

  2. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    February 21, 2009 at 11:24 AM

    Thanks. And yeah, sorry about the editing. We do have an editor named Colin, but he's not on call sometimes when we post the early morning or super late night articles.

  3. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    February 21, 2009 at 11:26 AM

    It's usually those articles that have the worst grammer and most spelling mistakes too.

  4. Anonymous said...
    February 21, 2009 at 11:15 PM

    Collin sounds like a really cool guy, I wish that I could be like him.

  5. Anonymous said...
    February 21, 2009 at 11:21 PM

    Kudos to Collin. I never see any mistakes on this blog. I guess it is because I don't normally see the posts until a little while after they have been published and by that time Collin has checked over them. I hope that he is given lots of clams and peanuts.


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