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  • MoDuke v2 is gone Jan 26, 2013
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    This one has the potential to be a very high scoring affair if the refs don't get in the way and make it a choppy, stop and go type game. I hope they call it like they have been so far and let them play. If they call less than 25 to 30 total fouls, equally distributed between both teams then this game should be a lot of fun to watch.

  • CrazyState01 Jan 25, 2013
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    I'm not sure that losing 2 games by 3 points total is a positive. I would have rather had at least one of those games been a blow out to wake them up instead of them thinking they can cruse to a victory. In any case, I think at least for this game the Pack will come in and play more disciplined ball. This is a win that I know they will really want so hopefully that will cut down on the sloppy play, and maybe our defense will show up.

    As far as Leslie goes, I don't believe he will come in as "CJ" with a lack of effort, the question will be if he decides to take charge or not. I believe that will be the real X factor. I'm thinking State by 9 as long as we can hit free throws down the stretch, however I also wouldn't be surprised if we get blown out. It's just that kind of year so far.

    GO PACK!!!

  • BattlingBishop 5 Jan 25, 2013
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    Good points - something else to consider...Roy is bringing a 24 - 1 record in against the 'Pack. (If I heard correctly) That's enough to motivate anybody.

  • StunGunn Jan 25, 2013
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    I think the positive is that State has lost 2 of their last 3: those losses are a combined 3 points, and the players are focused on winning, avenging last year's ACCT loss to Carolina, and they'll play a great game. I think the determined State team shows up and will come out of the gates on fire. The only player I see with 'tude is CJ. If Calvin shows up, it will be trouble for Carolina. If CJ shows up, it will be tougher for State. My heart wants Carolina to win, but my head says State gets the "W".

  • BattlingBishop 5 Jan 25, 2013
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    Depends on which 'Pack team shows up. If it's the one that is trying to prove the doubters wrong, the one that plays inspired hoops, and the one that plays as a team for 40 solid minutes, they have a shot.

    If it's the finger pointing, 'tude displaying, I know more than my coach team, they go down. IMO, I think they're gonna have to play one of their best games of the season to beat the Heels.

    The negative is that State has lost 2 of their last 3.
    The positive is that they have not lost at home.

    The Heels have a 3 game winning streak.

    Should be entertaining.

  • larrys080 .v1 Jan 25, 2013
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    As I stated earlier on another thread, this is a big game but theres so much more ball left to play after this game! I would trade this win to win the rest! Just another game! Hope UNC wins!

  • PacknoPride Jan 25, 2013
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    or you could just hit the preview button. I don't care about the spelling, but when someone doesn't have anything useful to say, they can critise your spelling, or grammer

  • PacknoPride Jan 25, 2013
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    You think tougher than Duke?

  • uncsuckz Jan 25, 2013
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    home team by 8

  • jblee2 Jan 25, 2013
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    I think both teams need it considering both are still in the running for top ACC seeds with only two losses. The Pack has stumbled and need a confidence-restoring win against another quality opponent. UNC has been playing better but this is the toughest ACC foe they've faced to date. If we can stay out of foul trouble, I think we'll be just fine. I guarantee we'll be fired up in PNC and will play hard, and I think we win 83-73. Go Pack!

  • 903 mens national championships Jan 25, 2013
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    That would be the key for anyone playing State this year. Get Howell, Brown, and Leslie in foul trouble and force them to play the subs to even up the talent levels. But UNC isn't really a driving team this year, especially on the road. More of a "live and die by the 3" team which typically doesn't draw alot of fouls on the defense.

  • gamnell Jan 25, 2013
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    I agree 100%. I also think if State gets into foul trouble early, UNC will win. I think both teams will make the NCAA tourney as long as they don't have a complete meltdown which is possible. It's all about who can continue to improve and learn as the season goes along and who can get hot at the end. Both teams are talented enough to go deep.

  • StunGunn Jan 25, 2013
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    I started the same thread over in the BLue Heaven Forum. People were pretty honest - not all Carolina fans predicted a UNC victory. I think State has more talent position by position, it's a home game for State, and there is "payback" on the table after last year's ACCT when a lot of State players and fans think State was robbed. I think all these factors add up to a State win, by 10 points, more if there's a lot of fouling in the last few minutes of the game. I read today that there was a players-only meeting, and that probably rallied the troops even more. I just hope for a good game, with no injuries where the better team in the game wins.

  • cornbread Jan 25, 2013
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    State pulls it together before Saturday
    NCSU 78 - UNC 71

  • MWA03 Jan 25, 2013
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    Heels need to come out strong and not let the crowd rattle them. Heels are starting to gel and play ball to represent the talent they have. Go get em Heels!

  • gamnell Jan 25, 2013
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    You learn something new everyday. Thanks for the info!

  • TVs_Deceit Jan 25, 2013
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    FYI - The Firefox browser has a spell check option built-in. It indicates misspelled words as you type the same as Word. Click Tools -> Options -> Advanced -> General -> Then, under "Browsing", select "Check my spelling as I type".

  • jmcdow2792 Jan 25, 2013
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    The crowd should be really up for this one. The noise and energy in the building could make the difference in this one.

  • PanthersFan45 Jan 24, 2013
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    Its a tight race already and both teams NEED this one badly. I think the pressure is on State because of expectations and a loss would likely drop them out of the top 25 for the 1st time this year. The Wolfpack are undefeated at home and I give them the edge, but Carolina has been playing much better of late. Should be a great game.

  • jacamoe Jan 24, 2013
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    This IS a must win game for the Wolfpack. We also must win against Miami to gain any confidence back into our team.

  • gamnell Jan 24, 2013
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    Do you guys think it will hurt recruiting efforts if State loses? I believe there may be some prospects at the game.

  • Hans Jan 24, 2013
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    I don't play on the team, so I don't see why I should have said "we" there. Maybe the rest of you imagine you do.

  • gamnell Jan 24, 2013
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    The fringe have nothing to do with State winning games or the NCAA selection committee. They lost to UNC and Duke twice last year and still got in. They didn't beat a top 25 opponent until the NCAA's and still got in. I think the Miami game is far more important than this game.

  • SportznutV2.0 Jan 24, 2013
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    with Miami @Dook @UNC and a couple of more road games....I agree with you

  • Wolfpackindahizzy4shizzy Jan 24, 2013
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    LOL

    touche'

  • Unc r Hypocrits Jan 24, 2013
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    ...will do should "they" lose. Hans, I tried supporting you, but, you've given yourself away. Shouldn't that be "...will do should "we" lose?"

    Fool me once.....

    I apologize to all State fans. I won't get fooled again. (The Who)

  • Wolfpackindahizzy4shizzy Jan 24, 2013
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    LOL @ hansy admitting she lets "the fringe" affect her.

  • Wolfpackindahizzy4shizzy Jan 24, 2013
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    spell check, for one.

  • Hans Jan 24, 2013
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    Wrong. Make no mistake, this is a MUST WIN game for State. You have no idea what the fringe will do should they lose. Total meltdown.

  • Unc r Hypocrits Jan 24, 2013
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    Good post. Agree.

    GO PACK!!!

  • gamnell Jan 24, 2013
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    I did it for the benefit of those reading comments. I don't like reading a bunch of mispelled words when reading other comments and I figured most people like reading cleaner text. I didn't realize that the formatting would change as I don't post here that often. Lesson learned.

    I am interested in everyone's opinion concerning the game. I was hoping it wouldn't become a trash talk session (although I am aware of that this is the trash talk forum) and I would get thoughtful responses concerning both teams.

  • The1 Jan 24, 2013
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    True. But why go to the trouble of tying it in a word doc and then transferring it here? It would have been easier and quicker to just type in here.

  • Wolfpackindahizzy4shizzy Jan 24, 2013
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    if he wrote it in a Word doc, and transferred it here, that would happen.

  • gamnell Jan 24, 2013
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    Gave me away? I copied and pasted it from Microsoft Word. I like spell check.

  • The1 Jan 24, 2013
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    The formatting gave you away.

  • gamnell Jan 24, 2013
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    ?

  • The1 Jan 24, 2013
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    You really cite the source when you cut and paste someone else's comments.

  • Wolfpackindahizzy4shizzy Jan 24, 2013
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    Agree with everything written above.

  • gamnell Jan 24, 2013
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    This should be a fun game and I'm really looking forward to it. I don't agree with people saying that this game is a make it or break it for either team. Let’s be honest, both teams have their share of concerns. NC State should win, but it's still pretty early and they have time to pull it together defensively and play like a team if they have a bad showing on Saturday. UNC is young and could make a run later in the season. It's very obvious neither team has peaked and hopefully won't until March when it really counts. I hope to see both teams come out and play like men. We’ll see…

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