banner
Mandy Mitchell

Pack Questions answered

Posted March 21, 2013

Before leaving for Dayton I put a question out on twitter asking fans what they wanted to know about the WolfPack before Friday's game with Temple. I was able to get the answers to some of those questions today after NC State's open practice.

How is Richard Howell? 

Howell had a thigh bruise from being kneed in the same spot multiple times while at the ACC tournament. He was walking with a visible limp in Greensboro. I asked Howell today how he was feeling. He said he's "ok" and said it was getting better. He didn't look to have any problems with it at practice.

Did the players see "Survive and Advance"?

Most of the players said they've seen the movie and they found it inspiring. They said the movie puts a big spotlight on the program and that's a good thing at this time of the year.

Are the players motivated?

Absolutely. How could you not be at the NCAA tournament? I will say this group feels like it really has something to prove. That's not surprising, but it is definitely the feeling you get when talking to the players.


There are a couple of notes I found interesting while talking to the guys. Rodney Purvis told me he didn't really understand how hard it was to get into the tournament until Selection Sunday. "My boy Dez Wells (from Maryland) isn't here," he said. That should make Purvis even more motivated to play well this week. Understanding what a challenge it is to make the NCAA tournament is important.

As expected, Lorenzo Brown will handle the bulk of the defensive duties on Temple's Khalif Wyatt. He is averaging 19 points a game this season.

That's about it from here in Dayton. If you are headed to town, I highly recommend The Pine Club if you are looking for a good meal!

 

9 Comments

Please to add a comment.

Oldest First
View all
  • The Beast On The Hill Mar 22, 2013

    View quoted thread

    I picked temple, my bracket is in tact.

    wHoooty Whooooooooooooooooooooo

  • jandscroom Mar 22, 2013

    SORRY! SORRY! SORRY!!!!!!!!

  • VT1994Hokie Mar 22, 2013

    The 30-30 clip was inspiring for all State players as I read today. Wishing the Pack a win as well as all others in the ACC. Duke did their job today in strong fashion.

  • hi_i_am_wade Mar 22, 2013

    For the record, I think NC State beats Temple big. The more I looked at Temple, the less I thought it would be a close game.

  • hi_i_am_wade Mar 22, 2013

    View quoted thread



    Sorry, but I cannot cheer for NC State or Duke. I will never cheer for Duke, no exception. I will only cheer for NC State if they play Duke. I want them both to lose. I will cheer for Miami because they are in the ACC. But at 12:15, I'm Albany's biggest fan. (Most of America will be too: http://www.amazon.com/Duke-Sucks-Completely-Evenhanded-Investigation/dp/1250004632/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1363967152&sr=8-1&keywords=Duke+Sucks) Later on, I will cheer for Temple.

    Of course, all I need to be happy today is for UNC to win. I would gladly take a UNC win if it meant NC State and Duke would win too.

  • trueblue0100 Mar 22, 2013

    View quoted thread



    Raleigh is not that far from Dayton!

  • StunGunn Mar 22, 2013

    Good luck, Pack. Make the ACC proud.

  • kkevin7048 Mar 22, 2013

    Bring on Temple....I'm ready for our long journey to start today.GO PACK !

  • dookiepukie Mar 21, 2013

    Go Pack!!!

  • NASL: RailHawks at Jacksonville

    Tonight at 7:30 on WRAL-2

  • PGA: AT&T Byron Nelson Championship

    Tomorrow at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • MLB: Detroit at LA Angels

    Tomorrow at 8:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

Scoreboard
Local
2nd
SYR 0
DUR 0
 
8:00pm Tonight
NCSTATE
TCU
 
Final
TOR 2
MIN 3
Final
COL 5
PHI 2
Final
TAM 3
BAL 0
8th
ARI 7
MIL 2
 
Final
CWS 0
HOU 3
8th
MIA 7
NYM 5
 
8th
WAS 5
CIN 4
 
7:15pm Tonight
BOS
TEX
7:15pm Tonight
KAN 0
CHC 0
7:15pm Tonight
LOS
STL
10:05pm Tonight
ATL
SFG
10:05pm Tonight
DET
ANA
10:05pm Tonight
NYY
OAK
10:10pm Tonight
CLE
SEA
10:10pm Tonight
PIT
SDP
8:00pm Tonight
CHI
ANA
Final
BRADLEY 9
MOREHEADST 4
 
12:00pm Today
DALLASBAPT 0
TEXAS 0
 
Final
MERCER 0
AUBURN 1
 
Final
CANISIUS 1
SWMISSOURI 14
 
Final
CCAROLINA 4
TSOUTHERN 1
 
Final
ECAROLINA 0
FIU 2
 
Final
FAU 8
FLAAM 1
 
Final
STJOHNS 10
ORALROBRTS 4
 
3rd
WRIGHTST 5
OHIO 2
 
4th
RICE 1
HSTNBAPT 0
 
6th
SACREDHART 3
STONYBROOK 10
 
5th
LEHIGH 3
TULANE 8
 
7th
LOUISVILLE 0
MICHIGAN 1
 
6th
RADFORD 5
LIPSCOMB 2
 
5th
OREGON 7
CANISIUS 0
 
2nd
CHARLESTON 0
FLORIDAST 0
 
3rd
USC 0
CSANTABAR 0
 
7:00pm Tonight
ARKANSAS
OKLAHOMAST
 
7:00pm Tonight
FLORIDA
SFLORIDA
 
7:00pm Tonight
MIAFLA
COLUMBIA
 
7:00pm Tonight
MISS
CSBAKER
 
7:00pm Tonight
OREGONST 0
VCU 0
 
7:00pm Tonight
PEPPERDINE
CLEMSON
 
7:00pm Tonight
TEXASAM
CALIFORNIA
 
8:00pm Tonight
HOUSTON
ULLAFAYETE
 
8:00pm Tonight
ILLINOIS 0
NOTREDAME 0
 
8:00pm Tonight
NCSTATE
TCU
 
8:00pm Tonight
VANDERBILT
INDIANA
 
9:00pm Tonight
IOWA
SWMISSOURI
 
9:00pm Tonight
LSU
NWILMINGTN
 
10:00pm Tonight
SANDIEGOST
VIRGINIA
 
11:00pm Tonight
ARIZONAST
FULLERTON
 
11:00pm Tonight
UCLA
MARYLAND
 
2nd
SYR 0
DUR 0