What a weekend! Sure, we didn't win the ACC Tourny Championship, but how many would have thought we'd be in the game at the beginning of the year? As I watched Friday's and Saturday's games, I felt a sense of pride for the Pack that has been long missed with the basketball team. The way the seniors and underclassmen played in the tourny was nothing short of amazing. Seventy-two percent from 3-point land against Virginia, and fifty-six percent against Maryland was lights-out, to say the least. The fire power ran out against a solid Duke defense, and we just couldn't keep them in sight. I know many people blame the refs for that loss, but the way Duke played it would have been tough to overcome.
And Now We Dance!
The 25th ranked WolfPack squad now goes dancing, but I do have to wonder how we were put in the same region as Maryland. I always was led to believe conference teams would be placed in seperate brackets unless more than four were invited. I guess that isn't the case anymore. We drew the 7th seed out of the east, so at least travel won't be so bad. The Pack faces 10th seeded Michigan State in the first round of the tourny, with the winner advancing to most likely face UConn. This will be a tough task for the Pack, but MSU is not tournament-tested, either. MSU doesn't have a dominant presense inside, which should help the Pack.
According to gopack.com, Ilian Evtimov was left off the All-ACC Rookie team because the ACC Sports Writers couldn't spell his name. If whomever is responsible had paid attention to these journalists' gaffes, Evtimov would have garnered 30 votes and just miss making the all rookie team. He would have been the 1st honorable mention. Geez guys, learn how to spell!
Congratulations are in order for the NC State Wrestling squad as they won their second consecutive ACC Championship this past Saturday. The Pack won 5 individual championships on route to the team title. Winning championships were George Cintron, Jake Giamoni, Pierre Pryor, Dustin Kawa, and Jason Gore.
NCSU vs. St. Joseph's