Friday, March 10, 2006

Terry's recap day 2

NC State has a case of injur-itis. That's when your club is banged up and you start to get the pieces back together and they just don't mesh. The Pack looked sluggish and got outplayed in every facet of the game against Wake Forest. State heads into the Big Dance with impressive marks of 21 wins with 10 coming in the ACC, but 4 straight losses have the "Herb Haters" resurfacing.

Wake's the darling of the ACC tourney at this point. Faced with no place to go except home with their next loss, the Deacs are playing an inspired brand of ball. My biggest problem, where has that been all season? Wake's dream comes to an end tomorrow though.

That's because Duke will be on the other side of the court. The Blue Devils snapped out of a 2 game funk. J.J. Redick snapped out of a four game funk. And amazingly after those two sentences I can say Duke was funky down the stretch against Miami. Redick made the big shots and Duke kept their cool forcing an ill-advised 3 from Miami's Robert Hite that would have tied the game with under 20 seconds to play. Duke will handle Wake tomorrow.

As far as UNC what's to say. They are still red hot. Roy Williams has pushed all the right buttons and continues to as he motivated Reyshawn Terry in the post game press conference. Standing by his statement that he didn't think Terry was a player when he first arrived at UNC and that Reyshawn has proved that he is indeed a player. Gotta love coaches that can play head games with players while the whole world is watching. That's why Roy's ACC Coach of the Year.

Maryland BC is in action right now. No matter the winner I think UNC will roll tomorrow and that we'll have a battle of the blues for the 3rd time this year.

Peace out.

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