I’ve been on a sabbatical these last couple months (nicer way of saying life has been insane and I couldn’t find the time to sit down at a computer and type away disgruntled thoughts about all things NC State). That doesn’t mean I haven’t been stewing in my own tears.
If anybody EVER questions State Sh*t, good riddance to them. The wear and tear on my emotions are starting to really take affect of my overall health and wellness.
You know what makes it all hurt more? Stupid people.
WPN onto the next thing and I’m pissed…
Less than an hour after the game, folks are already onto the next thing. I saw multiple, MULTIPLE tweets about “Well just a reminder, State plays UCONN in football.”
Who gives a f*ck.
There is zero correlation besides the same schools meeting in an athletic event. Furthermore, comparing two of the best teams going at it for a Final Four birth and whatever the hell UCONN’s football program is, is laughable. If I wanted to get back at the steakhouse server for being rude to me, I wouldn’t go to McDonald’s and devour a cheeseburger.
I hope we whoop up on them, but only because we SHOULD whoop up on that sad program.
Then 12-hours later, we’ve already moved onto the Men’s team. Yes, the ones that set a program low for wins. The one’s that we repeatedly invested energy into before falling short. There is no doubt, PI and others are about to drop some hardcore rumors about how this program is going to be a bare cupboard soon. But can’t that wait?
Did Bates and Seabron have a bet on the women’s game that if they lost, they’d transfer? Can this be a story on Friday so I can lump my “F Men’s Basketball , I hate it here” weekend into one?
WPN was gifted one of the best runs in State history (clumping together this last 2-3 years), and we already have moved on. All we complain about is when are we going to win…we do…and we just move right on to the next thing.
Can’t we just say thank you to this State Women’s Basketball Team?
Again, my sabbatical of sorts came at an inopportune time. Wanted to spend more time digging into this WBB team for PI. In all honesty, hand to God, I watched just about every game.
Because this team was fun as hell team to watch.
If it wasn’t Cunane inside, it was Johnson showing unreal talent from the perimeter. When it wasn’t Perez and Crutchfield playing defense at top notch, it was Brown-Turner and Boyd getting their buckets. Up and down the lineup and through the entire coaching staff, they gave their heart and soul to a program that so badly wanted to breakthrough.
And just like everything State related, they got screwed.
Hearing 9k+ UCONN fans compared to our small subset behind the State bench was infuriating. Couldn’t have been more at a disadvantage unless the game was on UCONN’s campus. The NCAA continues to find ways to ruin events for fans but, much more importantly, the players that they are apparently suppose to protect and guide.
Yet, State still almost pulled it off.
Always fighting (because they had to with a Husky player on their back). Always giving everything they had. It was a proud moment, even though the ending result hurt like hell.
Three-straight ACC Championships, add in another regular season title. Continual runs deep into the NCAAT. They needed to get the Sweet Sixteen monkey off their back and they did. Huge, HUGE piece of the national championship path has finally been cleared.
Now I know we are going to be losing some program changing players, folks that we just simply can’t straight-up replace. But you don’t think Wes Moore is up to the task to reload again? They have the structure in place, watch out for three transfers to fill back up this roster nicely.
In the end…
The NCAA sucks. I’m tired of seeing the better State team lose, be kicked out, or simply not even play. Who cares about UCONN football and just let the MBB be for a hot sec.
Thank you ladies for everything. #GoPack
VIDEO: NC State women fall 64-63 to Princeton on late three in NCAA 1st Round
The NC State women were a 7 seed, picked to move on over 10-seeded Princeton, but that’s not how it worked out.
The Pack women were plagued by turnovers (20) and Princeton capitalized with a late 3 to clinch the win. Highlight above.
Sad day for NC State all around.
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: NC State Moves Up to #15 After Win Over Notre Dame
The NC State Women’s Basketball (16-5) team moved up 5 spots in the Week 13 AP Poll, after defeating Notre Dame 69-65 yesterday, who was ranked 7th then, and ranked 9th now.
ACC Teams in the Week 13 AP Poll
9. Notre Dame
13. Virginia Tech
15. NC State
The Wolfpack’s next game will be on Thursday night on the road at Georgia Tech at 8pm on ACC Network.
NC State Signee Zoe Brooks is a McDonald’s All-American
NC State Women’s Basketball 2023 signee Zoe Brooks was named a McDonald’s All-American yesterday.
|Player||High School||Position||Height||Committed to|
|Zoe Brooks||Saint John Vianney (NJ)||G||5-10||NC State|
|Essence Cody||Valdosta (GA)||F||6-3||Alabama|
|Aalyah Del Rosario||The Webb School (CA)||F||6-5||LSU|
|Jadyn Donovan||Sidwell Friends School (DC)||G||6-0||Duke|
|Milaysia Fulwiley||W.J. Keenan (SC)||G||5-6||South Carolina|
|Hannah Hildalgo||Paul VI (NJ)||G||5-6||Notre Dame|
|Riley Nelson||Bullis School (MD)||W||6-0||Maryland|
|Courtney Ogden||Westminster School (GA)||W||5-11||Stanford|
|Laila Reynolds||Shabach Christian (FL)||F||6-2||Florida|
|Emma Risch||Palm Bay Magnet (FL)||G||6-1||Notre Dame|
|Taliah Scott||Saint John’s Country Day (FL)||G||5-9||Arkansas|
|Ashlynn Shade||La Lumiere (IN)||G||5-9||UConn|
|Player||High School||Position||Height||Committed to|
|Kamorea Arnold||Germantown (WI)||G||5-9||UConn|
|Sofia Bell||Jesuit (OR)||W||6-1||Oregon|
|Madison Booker||Germantown (MS)||W||6-1||Texas|
|Addyson Brown||Derby Senior (KS)||W||6-2||Iowa State|
|Breya Cunningham||La Jolla Country Day (CA)||F||6-4||Arizona|
|Kymora Johnson||Saint Annes-Belfield (VA)||G||5-7||Virginia|
|Tessa Johnson||Saint Michael Albertville (MN)||G||5-10||South Carolina|
|Amanda Muse||Heritage (CA)||F||6-4||UCLA|
|Judea Watkins||Sierra Canyon (CA)||G||6-0||USC|
|Mikaylah Williams||Parkway (LA)||G||6-0||LSU|
|Jada Williams||La Jolla Country Day||G||5-6||Arizona|
|Sahara Williams||West (IA)||W||5-10||Oklahoma|
Here is what ESPN had to say about Brooks being named a McDonald’s All-American.
Zoe Brooks, G
Signed with: NC State | 2023 ESPNW 100 ranking: 9
St. John Vianney HS (New Jersey)
Brooks is a gifted scorer who can flat out put the ball in the basket. Over the past 18 months, she has really gone to work on her conditioning and it brought her game to another level. She is a true three-level scorer. Defenses must be there on the close out, but containing Brooks is no easy feat as she attacks angles, changes speeds, and has the footwork and handle to counter. Her strength allows her to finish with contact at the rim and her touch provides an array of floaters and usage of the glass for buckets. Brooks sees the floor well and zips passes to teammates for open looks. Defensively, she has fantastic instincts and is good in passing lanes and in the press. Brooks is averaging 24 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 4.1 assists per game this season. (ESPN)
Women’s Basketball: #20 NC State 71 Miami 61: Box Score & Highlights
#20 NC State picked up a much needed win last night against Miami, defeating the Hurricanes 71-61 in PNC Arena, avoiding a 3-game skid.
Sophomore Guard Saniya Rivers led the pack with 14 points, 6 steals, 3 rebounds and 3 assists.
As long as she keeps working, @PackWomensBball Saniya Rivers ( @Ihoop___22 ) is going to be a really fun @wnba player to cover in a few years.
(Until then, I’ll enjoy watching her, @haileyvanlith , NC State & @LouisvilleWBB on ABC Sunday at 1pm et.)
— Rebecca Lobo (@RebeccaLobo) January 19, 2023
Seniors Camille Hobby and Mimi Collins both had 11 points.
Sophomore Guard Aziaha James had 10 points, and led the Pack with 6 rebounds.
The Wolfpack was without Jada Boyd and Jessica Timmons last night, and River Baldwin went down with an injury, and will have an MRI tomorrow.
NC State is now 14-5 overall, and 4-4 in ACC play, and will play at Louisville on Sunday at 1pm on ABC.