NC State’s draw of Seton Hall was never ideal.
The Pirates were bigger, stronger, and more experienced than the Wolfpack and they used that all to their advantage.
If the Wolfpack was going to win, they would need to get the pace of the game up and to match the physicality of Seton Hall. They weren’t able to do either.
The refs called an extremely tight game that really hampered the flow and pace of the game, while NC State simply did not answer the bell physically. Angel Delgado beasted Omer Yurtseven all night, dropping 13 points and bringing in 9 boars, while Yurt finished with 2 points and 2 boards in 14 minutes (due to foul trouble). Desi Rodriguez got too many spot-up look from 3 and finished with 20 points while Khadeen Carrington stayed white-hot, going for 26.
NC State just didn’t have the horses and didn’t play well enough to make up for it. Al Freeman did literally everything he could finishing 12-19 from the floor and 5-8 from 3 point range on his way to 36 points. Torin Dorn also showed up under the bright lights an had a somewhat quiet 18 and 12. Lennard Freeman filled in for Omer Yurtseven well and ended his career with a nice 13 point, 6 rebound performance.
The loss is tough to take, but no matter how you look at it, this season was a success. They marked the Pack for dead in the preseason and Kevin Keatts had them tied for 3rd in the ACC and with an NCAA berth.
Tip of the cap to the seniors who stuck around with the new staff and poured their heart into this season. And to the Pack fans, chin up. This is the beginning, not the end.
NC State Helping Make 500,000 Surgical Masks Per Day
NC State’s Nonwoven Institute is currently using two of it’s production lines to produce materials for the creation of face masks for the use of medical workers as they fight Covid-19.
According to Behnam Pourdeyhimi, executive director of NWI, Wilson College of Textiles associate dean for industry research and extension and William A. Klopman Distinguished Professor, the materials being made can create a face mask that can be cleaned and reused.
“Because of the COVID-19 crisis, we took the spunbond technology and created a new generation of unique filters that have excellent filtering capability and can potentially be reused after cleaning with peroxide, or potentially alcohol solution,” Pourdeyhimi said. “Because these materials are strong, unlike classical meltblown filters, they can also be cut and sewn by traditional techniques.” (NCSU)
Currently, NC State is roughly able to create material for roughly 500,000 surgical face masks per day.
Within the next month when new machinery arrives, NC State will be able to create the actual face masks on their Centennial Campus, to provide to local medical workers.
NC State Sweeps 2020 ACC Men’s Swimming & Diving Awards
NC State continued their dominance in Men’s Swimming & Diving in 2020, sweeping the 2020 ACC Awards yesterday.
Stewart, a Senio, has now one the ACC Swimmer of the Year award two years in a row. At the ACC championships, he won the 100 & 200 backstrokes (2nd straight), and was part of the 1st-place 200 medley and 400 freestyle relay teams.
This has almost become a lock annually for Holloway, winning the award in 7 of the last 8 years. The Men’s Swimming & Diving team won their 6th consecutive ACC Championship this year.
Brady, a Senior, was a finalist in all 3 diving events at the ACC Championships, winning the 3-meter springboard competition.
Colts Plan to Hold On to Jacoby Brissett Despite Adding Philip Rivers
Last week NC State legend Philip Rivers signed a 1-year $25 million with the Indianapolis Colts. This move led many to wonder if another former Wolfpack Quarterback Jacoby Brissett would still have a spot in Indy, or if he would be traded.
Apparently the Colts want to keep both Wolfpack QB’s on their roster.
Colts’ full intentions are to keep Jacoby Brissett, I'm told. His contract calls for $7M guarantee tomorrow and $6M salary, so perhaps that affects some things, but the team considers him a special guy and wants him in the fold.
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) March 21, 2020
Indy must have no qualms financially, because they are keeping Brissett on the roster, despite the fact his pay will equal $21.375 million salary cap hit.
2020 will equal be the final year of Brissett’s 2-year $30 million contract.
FULL HIGHLIGHTS: NC State obliterates #6 Duke, 88-66
NC State played their most complete game of the season, out-playing the #6 Blue Devils from tip to buzzer, resulting in a stunning 88-66 victory.
Three Pack players scored over 20 points, led by senior Markell Johnson with 28 (Daniels had 25 and Funderburk had 21. The Pack shot a solid 45% from the floor and a sizzling 60% from beyond the arc. NC State outrebounded Duke 36-27.