How many Pack fans will show up?
Posted February 22, 2011
At many sporting events there can be a discrepancy between the "announced" attendance and the actual "F.I.S." count. (That's folks in seats)
The NC State media guide lists capacity at the RBC center for basketball at 19,700. Using that number, State has not had one sell-out all season long.
Not the season opener for the debut of three heralded freshman. (15,450 vs. Tennessee Tech) Not even the Duke game which was listed at 19,387.
How many Wolfpack fans will fill the seats when North Carolina pays a visit?
You will see a smattering of light blue sitting among State fans just like there were red-clad Pack fans at the Smith Center in January.
Just don't let seats go unoccupied. State fans if you have a ticket and don't want Carolina fans in your arena, use your ticket.
North Carolina has taken some of the swagger out of the rivalry winning 9 straight including a 20 point pounding less than a month ago. With two minutes to go in the game, Tar Heel fans chanted, "Not our rival," to mock the Wolfpack.
No, you won't see this game get the national hype of a Duke/Carolina, UCONN/Syracuse or Ohio State/Michigan State game but in these parts, NC State and North Carolina have the largest collection of fans. They go to school together, work together, heck even get married!
It's a game that deserves a full house. I mean come on, it's being televised in China!