Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Seniors Look to Bow Out in Style against BC

NC State Wolfpack vs. Boston College Eagles

Game Time: 7pm
Location: Raleigh, NC
Television: ESPNU

Tonight will be the last time Ben McCauley, Courtney Fells, and Simon Harris put on the Wolfpack whites in an ACC matchup. For 4 years (3 for Simon) these men have pledged to give their all to the red and the white of NC State. They basked in the good times and fought through the bad and although this season may not have gone exactly as planned, it sure was an exciting ride.

The passion and intensity of Ben McCauley, night in and night out, will surely be missed. The pump fake, up and under that McCauley so often goes to will be just a memory. The tip slam to beat Wake, the 1,000 plus points, the no look back door passes will become stories of "remember when?"....

And Courtney Fells. The high flying, sharp shooting enigma. The stories will be told of the guy that when hot could light up 25 quicker than you could blink, who could bury deep threes with a hand right up in his face, who had the ability to turn the momentum with a single windmill slam. Fells will be remembered for a lot of great things, and also a few not so great things (backcourt turnovers), but all in all, Courtney Fells, Simon Harris, and Ben McCauley gave 100% of themselves to this team and for that we are very grateful. When a university goes out and recruits players to compete for their program they really are asking 2 things..."play hard and represent us well"...Ben McCauley, Simon Harris, and Courtney Fells did both of those things for 4 long years, and for that we are proud to call them part of the Wolfpack family.

Ben, Courtney, and Simon go out tonight looking to leave the RBC with a good taste in their mouths. Last time out against BC, things went sour as the Pack's first half drought was too much to overcome. Tonight they will be forced to slow down an opposing team's guard, something they've struggled to do lately. Tyrese Rice, who is averaging over 17 points per game, will be doing his best to keep BC in NCAA Tourney contention. It will be up to Javi and Fells if State is going to play spoiler, and prime itself for another ACC tournament run, circa 06-07.

One nagging question is whether or not this is your last live look at Brandon Costner. BC is only a junior, but there is rampant speculation that he's leaving for pro ball after the season. A "love him or hate him" type player, Brandon has always been a somewhat mysterious character. His mind-boggling ACC Tournament as a freshman which garnered him national recognition, followed by his disappearance as a sophomore has had fans wondering who he really is. Well, whoever he is, he is one of NC State's top 30 scorers of all time and if he does decide to leave early his production will be missed.


3 Responses to "Seniors Look to Bow Out in Style against BC"
  1. Anonymous said...
    March 4, 2009 at 3:36 PM

    game seems to be on espnU not raycom.

  2. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    March 4, 2009 at 4:00 PM

    good call. I was looking at the wrong game. thanks.

  3. Anonymous said...
    March 5, 2009 at 8:00 AM

    Wrong game? Maybe that explains your posts here? Hw we doin with Wall and Cousins? You had them wrapped up for raleigh last weeek?


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