Connect with us

NC State Basketball

#23 NC State Loses 47-24 to #12 Virginia Tech in Ugliest Offensive Performance In Recent Memory

Published

on

The game was cursed once former NC State player Ernie Meyers was put up on the Jumbotron, only to be announced as David Thompson.

David Thompson is only the greatest player in NC State history…arguably college basketball history.

One of the most embarrassing moments in PNC Arena history.

What might be more embarrassing…it took them nearly the whole game to find him in the crowd…DAVID THOMPSON HAD BEEN THERE ALL GAME.

Oh I think I figured out something even more embarrassing…

#23 NC State lost to #12 Virginia Tech 47-24.

That was the final score.

The Wolfpack scored 14 points in the 1st half, breaking the record for the lowest amount of points in half in PNC Arena history. NC State made quick work of it, breaking that record with the 10 points they scored in the second half.

That wasn’t all of the history made today. Allow me to break it down for you.

(Before you read the following sentences, I want to give a disclaimer. Each sentence will be more painful than the one before. Read at your own risk. If you like pain and embarrassment…you will enjoy the rest of the piece.)

Today’s 24 point output is the lowest by NC State in the shot-clock era (1985-86). The Wolfpack lost 38-36 to Princeton on November 12, 1997. (Link)

Today’s 24 points is the 2nd lowest by the Wolfpack in a single game since the formation of the ACC (1953). The worst? NC State defeated Duke 12-10 in the 1968 ACC Tournament. (Link)

The 24 points are the fewest scored by a Division-I team this decade. (Link)

The 24 points is the 2nd lowest output by a ranked team in the shot-clock era (Link).

NC State shot 16.7% from the field…the WORST SHOOTING PERCENTAGE IN A SINGLE GAME IN ACC HISTORY. (Link)

The Wolfpack made history for all the wrong reasons today.

I could write more, and will later about all that went wrong in this game, but for my sanity and yours, I’m done writing this article.

 

 

 

NC State Basketball

NC State is a 16.5-Point Underdog at Duke Tonight

Published

on

NC State enters tonight’s game at #2 Duke as 16.5-point underdogs. The Total is 159.5.

  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of North Carolina State’s last 6 games
  • North Carolina State is 6-3 Against The Spread in its last 9 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of North Carolina State’s last 13 games on the road
  • North Carolina State is 4-1 Against The Spread in its last 5 games when playing Duke
  • North Carolina State is 6-17 Straight Up in its last 23 games when playing Duke
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of North Carolina State’s last 5 games when playing Duke
  • North Carolina State is 4-1 Against The Spread in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Duke
  • North Carolina State is 2-23 Straight Up in its last 25 games when playing on the road against Duke
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of North Carolina State’s last 8 games when playing on the road against Duke (OddShark)

Being an underdog isn’t something the Wolfpack aren’t used to in this series. Duke has been the favorite in the last 41 straight contests against NC State (1/7/98), and the streak probably goes back further than that. That’s simply as far back as the research on TeamRankings goes.

With that being said, the Wolfpack is on a 2-game winning streak against the Blue Devils.

Ironically, the last time NC State took the court in Cameron Indoor, they were 16.5-point underdogs as well, but managed to defeat the 17th ranked home team 84-82.

The Wolfpack are 6-4 against the spread in their last 10 games against Duke, and the TOTAL has gone OVER in 8 of the 10.

NC State is 15-10 against the spread this year, and Duke is 15-9. The Wolfpack are 6-3 against the spread on the road, and the Blue Devils are 9-6 against the spread at home.

NC State 2018-19

Duke 2018-19

Continue Reading

NC State Basketball

NC State Moved up to #31 in the NET Rankings After Syracuse

Published

on

NC State moved up 6 spots, from #37 to #31, in the NET Rankings after beating Syracuse 73-58 on Wednesday night. 

The NET Rankings have replaced the RPI as the primary shaper of the NCAA Tournament field.

The NCAA Evaluation Tool, which will be known as the NET, relies on game results, strength of schedule, game location, scoring margin, net offensive and defensive efficiency, and the quality of wins and losses. To make sense of team performance data, late-season games (including from the NCAA tournament) were used as test sets to develop a ranking model leveraging machine learning techniques. The model, which used team performance data to predict the outcome of games in test sets, was optimized until it was as accurate as possible. The resulting model is the one that will be used as the NET going forward.

The NET was built to create a ranking system that was as accurate as possible while also evaluating team performance fairly. To ensure fairness, certain types of data were omitted from the model. Of key importance, game date and order were omitted to give equal importance to both early and late-season games. In addition, a cap of 10 points was applied to the winning margin to prevent rankings from encouraging unsportsmanlike play, such as needlessly running up the score in a game where the outcome was certain. (NCAA)

Continue Reading

NC State Basketball

NC State’s Men’s Basketball ACC Slate for the Next 3 Years

Published

on

The ACC released the conference schedules for Men’s Basketball for the next three years today.

Why is that noteworthy?

Well, beginning next year, the ACC slate will increase from 18 games to 20 games.

Here’s a look at what conference play will look like for the Wolfpack the next three seasons.

It’s worth noting that NC State will play the team that wears dark blue over in Durham twice tomorrow.

The 20-game ACC slate is locked in for three years.

Continue Reading

NC State Basketball

Sacha Killeya-Jones is No Longer on NC State’s Basketball Team

Published

on

Former Kentucky player and 5-Star prospect in High School, Sacha Killeya-Jones, is no longer a member of the NC State Men’s Basketball team.

Under transfer rules, Killeya-Jones is sitting out this season as a redshirt, and would have had two years of eligibility left in Raleigh.

Wolfpack head coach Kevin Keatts addressed Killeya-Jones’ absence from the bench last night after the game.

(Sacha) Killeya-Jones is currently not a member of our program and that’s all I can say right now. (Link)

Exactly why he is no longer a member of the program is unclear at this point.

Killeya-Jones is originally a native of Chapel Hill, but played his high school ball at Virginia Episcopal School in Lynchburg, Virginia. After originally committing to UVA, Jones eventually committed to go to Kentucky. Jones was a consensus 5-Star recruit, and ranked as the #23 overall player in the class of 2016.

Standing 6’11”, Killeya-Jones was a big component of the future of NC State’s frontcourt. This year, the Wolfpack have no depth in this area, with Wyatt Walker (GR JR) and DJ Funderburk (RS SO) serving as the only “big men.” Next year was going to be a luxury, with both Walker and Funderburk returning, and the addition of Killeya-Jones and Manny Bates (FR), who had shoulder surgery this season.

NC State still has 2 scholarships available in 2019. The Wolfpack coaching staff is in hot pursuit of Christian Brown, and has space to add a big man alongside of him.

 

Continue Reading

Trending