Mar 10, 2012
Atlanta — Fans all along Tobacco Road had something to cheer about Saturday as the three Triangle college basketball teams earned spots in the semifinals of the 2012 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament.
Inside Philips Arena in Atlanta, the noise was deafening. Each team's fan base was well represented. Game-day attire ranged from team T-shirts to wacky wigs and full-on face paint.
"I came down here with my 'Beat UNC' shirt because I had a feeling we'd be playing today, so we're ready," said Chandler Thompson, student body president at North Carolina State University.
The Wolfpack fell just two points short against the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 69-67.
"It was knee-knocking. It was teeth-shattering. It was on the edge of your seat, but we pulled it out. It's amazing," said Carolina fan Brooke Pitt.
In the second game of the day, Duke University played Florida State. In another close finish, the Seminoles sent the Blue Devils home, 62-59.
"It was close. We tried. We'll get them in March Madness," said Sidney Stockton, a Duke fan who made the trip from Raleigh.
While the Blue Devils' 27-6 regular season record all but guarantees a spot in the NCAA Tournament field to be announced Sunday, State fan Carnell Smith has hopes his team's season will continue as well. "The disappointment will get eased tomorrow when we get our tourney bid," he said.
Florida State's win pits the Seminoles against UNC on Sunday for the ACC Championship. That game begins at 1 p.m. on WRAL-TV.
What about the two fouls on Leslie 30 seconds apart. Neither was a foul and the foul called on Wood when Barnes jumps backwards to shoot. The refs bailed UNC out. Plain and Simple! It's been going on for years. Next year we'll be beating you guys by 30 points, so they can't rip us again. Go Noles.- Posted by ugottabkiddinmeexplain just how the tarheels would be eating crow? even IF they lose State has NOTHING to do with it FSU is actually a good team that doesn't whine after every single call, good or bad.Crow today tarheels and cry tommorrow...Go Noles..- Posted by 3forme
3 reasons state lost yesterday...1. YOUR great coach didn't take out his key player when he picked up his 4th foul, POOR coaching, even he admits to it. 2. State had the ball with 42 secs and a tie ballgame and just threw it away. and 3. had ANOTHER chance to tie it with 5 secs to go BUT your hero Woods throws the ball away AGAIN.....SO please look at you teams poor execution at the end of the game and stop whining about the REFS
Crow today tarheels and cry tommorrow...Go Noles..- Posted by 3forme
explain just how the tarheels would be eating crow? even IF they lose State has NOTHING to do with it FSU is actually a good team that doesn't whine after every single call, good or bad.Crow today tarheels and cry tommorrow...Go Noles..- Posted by 3forme