NC State Wolfpack
|#20/21 (4-0, 0-0); RPI: 22||NR (3-0, 0-0); RPI: 25|
|Date:||November 21, 2010
|Time:||7:30 p.m. ET
||Arena:||Carolina First Arena
||Backing The Pack|
|Casual Game Watch: Sunday, A Day of Rest|
(Perspectives After The Jump)
View from the Student Section - A Perspective from Campus:
I spent yesterday evening hitting up Los Cuates on Wisconsin for some delicious Margaritas and tthen going to my friend’s apartment two floors above me in Henle for some Fifa, darts, and bro-ing out - a very casual night. I get the feeling that more people are partying at the bars on M St. and Wisconsin than in previous years due to Georgetown’s criminalization of anything fun, but it may just be my perception.
The greatest thing about having an apartment this year is a common room in which to play Xbox. I still have 2K10 and have made a dynasty mode where I have made the entire team look like an intimidating throwback unit. I gave Henry, who I was very impressed with against Wofford, and Julian afros and changed the entire team into headbands and high socks. I think that the intimidation factor is the reason I have jumped to number one in the country (not the fact that I play the game on the junior-junior-varsity setting). I am convinced that if Henry grows out a fro, we can go undefeated this season as well. However, until he does that, the path to being undefeated is through N.C. State. Here’s to winning the most prestigious early-season tournament! Hoya Saxa!
View from the Court Side Seats - A Perspective from OldHoya:
Now this has been a fine lead up to Turkey Day. There isn't much that OldHoya enjoys more than a huge Thanksgiving meal with family but a relaxing trip to Charleston coupled with some Georgetown victories? That's a hell of a start.
NC State holds an impressive 4-1 record against the Hoyas but the last game was more than 20 years ago and a lot's changed since then. Coach Valvano (an all time paesano) was rounding out his coaching career and lost to the Hoyas in the Sweet Sixteen. Alonzo was outstanding in the game and OldHoya had a nice seat and can assure the Hoya faithful that Billy Packer was crazy (as always), the refs got the call right (for once), and Corchiani clearly walked.
View from the Enemy- A Perspective from our Sleeping With The Enemy Interview:
We've played well, but I have a hard time seeing the Pack beating the Hoyas without Tracy Smith. We don't have a reliable low-post scorer when he isn't in the lineup, and it's safe to say our young guards haven't seen an experienced backcourt like Georgetown's. Give me the Hoyas by eight. Really, as long as Chris Wright doesn't hit a buzzer-beater, I'll be fine.
View from the Sportsbook (via DonBest) - A Perspective from Vegas:
The Line: Georgetown -7.
The line opened at Georgetown -7 and was quickly bet to -6 indicating the early "smart money" is on the Wolfpack. I suspect that an undermanned NC State squad playing in front of a substantial homecourt advantage will give Georgetown all it can handle early but in the end Georgetown's inside and outside game should prevail. And you know what? As far as I'm concerned, I am the smart money.
The pick is Georgetown -7. Final score Georgetown 73 - Wolfpack 65.
Casual Hoya is 4-0 ATS. Last season: 22-8 ATS.
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