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  • PanthersFan45 Jan 16, 2013
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    Maryland blew a 12 point lead at home against FSU recently, and I think State has a more talented team than the Seminoles. I expect Maryland to come out strong in this one since they are at home and need a conference win to get back into the race, but the Pack have an edge "talent-wise" at every position IMHO.

  • Unc r Hypocrits Jan 16, 2013
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    Where do you think that water came from that Curry slipped on? THAT, my friend, is called preparation and perfect timing! Couldn't have been choreographed by Hollywood any better! It worked to perfection. We won, didn't we? Yep. Sweat. The little things that help State win games!!!

  • 86WolfAlum Jan 16, 2013
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    Hmmm now I know why the Sassie pansy blue troll has these issues and 5 diff personalities:

    Dissociative identity disorder (previously known as multiple personality disorder) is an effect of severe trauma during early childhood, usually extreme, repetitive physical, sexual, or emotional abuse. per WebMD

    Go Pack!!!!

  • duane11 Jan 16, 2013
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    ignorance meter high on this post...i wanted to beat md as much as unc&duke during those Lowe yrs, especially when they had egregious vasquez...and i feel the same way today

  • Killing Time Jan 16, 2013
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    We have repeatedly asked her to get better writers. I'm guessing she can't afford one.

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again01 Jan 16, 2013
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    I realize you're just talking smack, but... sanctions for sweating?

    Smack talk FAIL!

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again01 Jan 16, 2013
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    What do you call BC's building?

    And State has played AT Michigan, even if that was a loss.

    And UConn in MSG was practically a home game for the Huskies.

    It's not as if State has not experienced plenty of road games already.

  • Coach Doherty Jan 16, 2013
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    Hey sassie aka hood rat. 1-2 baby.............1-2..........

  • TruthisKnown Jan 16, 2013
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    Excellent point.
    The NCAA is also looking at state kollege and may do sanctions. Apparently a lot of players from dook complained about the excessive sweating by Howell and did not want to get close to him resulting in all his rebopunds. They also think his sweating may have led to Currys injury from the slick floor. This could cause a distraction for the team.

  • Wolfpackindahizzy4shizzy Jan 16, 2013
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    ^^^^someone's upset its devils aren't ON TOP.

    you can tell by the embellishment.

    2
    fun
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  • BlueDevils00 Jan 16, 2013
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    Seriously? lol.

  • BlueDevils00 Jan 16, 2013
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    Not sure NC State will lose to Maryland, but it definitely wouldn't shock me. Especially after the parades and celebrations all week after beating Duke. National TV/Radio interviews have probably taken up more time than gameplanning for UMD. But can you really blame them? I doubt most State fans would even care if they lost to UMD, its more about beating Duke and UNC.

  • TruthisKnown Jan 16, 2013
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    A loss will do a lot towards putting them back in their rightful place.....Go Terps!

  • Wolfpackindahizzy4shizzy Jan 16, 2013
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    the Pack has also, NOT won a game in someone else's HOME gym yet....

    A Win tonight (on the road) will go a LONG way in getting the Pack out in front of the league.

    GO PACK!

  • cal008 Jan 16, 2013
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    Why the odds makers have us as a 2 point favorite is surprising. Granted MD has shot the ball so poorly the last game and a half. We have played fair defense and still rebound better than most. If we can hit 40%+ from the floor, it should be a good game. Fingers crossed on this one.
    GO TERPS!!!

  • VT1994Hokie Jan 15, 2013
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    Maryland is due to win again. They have slipped lately. Heck. I had them in the top 4-5 in the ACC two weeks ago. Who the heck knows? I give State the win again. If they are close to the team like last Saturday, they win. Leslie needs another strong game in order to win.

  • Killing Time Jan 15, 2013
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    This game is a toss up to me. We haven't seen how this team plays after a big win. First 5 minutes will tell all. A 2 point line is essentially even to me.

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again01 Jan 15, 2013
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    It wasn't worth posting ANYWHERE.

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again01 Jan 15, 2013
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    Point spreads are only worth something to the casinos.

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again01 Jan 15, 2013
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    Yes because not much changes with college basketball teams in two years' time.

  • Unc r Hypocrits Jan 15, 2013
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    You go, DUANE!!!!!

  • Wolfpackindahizzy4shizzy Jan 15, 2013
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    pastel pansies sure do make a LOT of "gay references".

    kinda makes ya wonder....

  • kato_karma.v4 Jan 15, 2013
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    LOL.

    duhhh on pottyScotty's shoulders...

    facing the other way.

  • 86WolfAlum Jan 15, 2013
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    Am I missing something or is this the same team that smoked the nets for a total of 14 in the first half against Miami..........? For the game shot 31.6% from the field, 20% beyond the arc and 44.4% from the charity stripe and we should expect a loss......??????

  • Wolfpackindahizzy4shizzy Jan 15, 2013
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    ^^^^

    <raises duane onto my shoulders and carries him through the adoring masses>

  • duane11 Jan 15, 2013
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    i dont expect a loss, i expect a win, as i did against duke....i had railed against the fans saying State wasnt ready, wishing the first game was in cameron to ease the pressure, its ok if State loses a close one,etc,etc,blah,blah,blah.....i said the time is now, and its time to start hitting the teams that have beat us up in the mouth...and the start was beating duke...now the challenge is to not waste the duke game by losing to md

  • wmarti Jan 15, 2013
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    he's a little touchy when reminded of ghost of NC State past.

  • Hans Jan 15, 2013
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    Why, exactly, was it dumb to post it here? Should he have posted it in the Carolina Panthers forum?

  • gamnell Jan 15, 2013
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    I don't think State loses tomorrow night. I see the next loss coming against Clemson or someone that really shouldn't beat them. I think State will be trying to prove that they can still play at a high level after a big win. But, who knows?

  • 903 mens national championships Jan 15, 2013
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    Agree. Talk about a fanbase with an inferiority complex. And Gary wasn't much better with all his whining about how "we're all the way up here in Alaska" and "I'm the Williams with the National Championship".

  • Unc r Hypocrits Jan 15, 2013
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    Hate to see a charter member leave, but, Maryland would be my first choice. NOTHING good ever came out of Maryland but crabcakes. :)

  • Jcwolf75 Jan 15, 2013
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    Nice+1

  • Unc r Hypocrits Jan 15, 2013
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    So much for our ranking and winning ways meaning anything.

  • 35 - 7 ROFL Jan 15, 2013
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    FWIW, Maryland is a 2 point favorite tomorrow.

  • Unc r Hypocrits Jan 15, 2013
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    All good points. Let's hope we are done with that "bad hangover" stuff. :)

    Looking forward to ANOTHER Wolfpack win!

    GO PACK!!!

  • 903 mens national championships Jan 15, 2013
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    It's not dumb to post it here. It's an article about NC State basketball on a national media website. Whether you agree with it or not isn't my problem, it's certainly worth a discussion especially considering the low level of discussions that do go on on this site. I actually do agree with some of his descriptions of State fans like "their fans haven't been so overwhelmingly positive and sunny in years and years". And the "hangover effect" is certainly credible. If you look at the last time State beat Duke in 2010 - with players that are on this team - they went up to Maryland and lost the next game.

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again01 Jan 15, 2013
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    Why would we shoot you for this? It was a dumb article, and it was dumb to post it here, as well. There were no logical points made in this article, whatsoever.

    It's akin to someone telling you that since the roulette wheel just came up with the number 17, that the number 17 is less likely to come up on the NEXT spin.

  • Wolfpackindahizzy4shizzy Jan 15, 2013
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    it's so adorable watching her squirm after Pack W's...

    she's clearly running out of excuses as to WHY they keep winning.

    which adds to the "adorable factor".

    bless her lil heart.

  • Coach Doherty Jan 15, 2013
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    Debbie Downer never takes time off.

  • 903 mens national championships Jan 15, 2013
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    The only way Maryland "sold out" was when they moved to the Big Ten.

  • Killing Time Jan 15, 2013
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    >Maryland
    >Sold out

    You're joking, right?

  • 903 mens national championships Jan 15, 2013
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    I'll be pulling for State in this one. It would be a shame for us to miss the hilarity of the fallout from the trolls whenever State wins their next game.

  • 35 - 7 ROFL Jan 15, 2013
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    I don't expect a loss but I certainly expect a dog fight. Maryland is a matchup problem for us and we'll be playing in front of a sold out Comcast Center. Hopefully we can find a way to keep Maryland off of the glass and create some turnovers to get out in transition. Do that, and we walk out with a hard fought W.

  • Wolfpackindahizzy4shizzy Jan 15, 2013
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    LOL

    this is akin to the article hans brought the other day that proclaimed, there were FIVE reasons as to WHY Duke would beat NCSU...

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    you could come with 100 reasons as to why NOT, before every game... alas, it only takes ONE- why TO, to get it done.

    wish in one hand, whilst you, you know what in the other...

    do tell us which one fills up first :)

  • Unc r Hypocrits Jan 15, 2013
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    When you're right, you're right.

  • harr2006 Jan 15, 2013
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    ^ New Coach new attitude in the program..anybody is worried about playing a decent team on the road in conference play not just State but at the same time as a fan im not expecting my team to lose!!! Im expecting the Gottfather to have the boyz pumped up ready to go! GO PACK!!

  • Hans Jan 15, 2013
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    Any true State fan is nervous about this one, no doubt.

  • 5 Star Walk-On Jan 15, 2013
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    No doubt I would quote the great Admiral Ackbar in describing this game. It's a trap!

    Hangover from a big win, going on the road to what will likely be lifeless arena to play a good team looking for a resume building win. This will surely be a game to test Gott's motivating and coaching. All that said, I feel good about their chances...more so than in a long time.

  • FAN72 Jan 15, 2013
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    We have a different coach and a different team mindset than in the previous decade, true fans should always expect a team victory.

  • 903 mens national championships Jan 15, 2013
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    Unless the discussion and bend of the trend seeps into the psyche of the team, this is merely one of the funkier streaks in college hoops, one that's bound to turn around if Gottfried continues on the track he's built. If the Wolfpack do indeed lose to Maryland, this pattern will have almost nothing to do with it.

    I will say, though, that this tendency is so purely State-ish. There is always something about the program that allows its fans to wallow, and even amid this season of reclaim, we've found a tiny reason for anxiety.

  • 903 mens national championships Jan 15, 2013
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    Don't shoot, I'm just the messenger.

    http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/blog/eye-on-college-basketball/21558337/why-nc-state-fans-should-expect-a-loss-wednesday-at-maryland

    You could make the argument that North Carolina State's fevered home win Saturday over Duke was the defining moment of college hoops' season so far. And even if it wasn't, it's clearly top-three.

    Wolfpack fans are woofing happy now, and really most of us are pleased for that quirky sect of a fan base, which has waited so long for times like these. The team is looking good, has 14-2 record to go with its No. 14 ranking in the AP poll, and in general their fans haven't been so overwhelmingly positive and sunny in years and years.

    That said, a minor setback could be coming. The Wolfpack have a road game against enigmatic Maryland Wednesday night. NC State is no doubt better than the Terps, but signs signal that Mark Turgeon's team is going to hold serve at home the same way Mark Gottfried's guys did over the weekend.

    The Raleigh News & Observer's Joe Giglio ran back the Wolfpack's data following wins against their two rivals, Duke and North Carolina. Turns out, State has 14 wins in the past 20 years against the two brands of blue. The previous 13 wins have resulted in a 1-12 next-game record. Say it with me: hangover effect.

    Here's the chart of the damage done, per Giglio. Note that five of the losses have come to the Turtles.

    Something I always keep in mind: For as interesting and fun as these kind of trends and statistical nuggets are, they have little true impact. Most of State's players weren't even in kindergarten when this Duke/UNC hangover trend began. It has no real bearing on how NC State will play Wednesday. These players don't carry the images of all the losses in their heads. State has three seniors who were part of the 2010 win over Duke/loss to Maryland, but it's not like they were factors.

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