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    Default 3/24 Georgetown/Harvard

    Pack set to host the winner of Georgetown/Harvard Sunday @ 7:30. So who would you like to play? Me I like to play Georgetown in Reynolds.
    "You have to understand, I grew up a NC State fan. Every State-Carolina basketball game, football game, I've been there. It's fun, and if you like to competing and I love competing... that will be extra special."

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    Same!

    However, Harvard decided that they would rather travel to Reynolds! And it will be Reynolds for the same reason, as the Hurricanes are hosting Montreal at the same time the NIT game is scheduled. Frankly, I like it that way! I hope we can schedule lots of practice sessions so that Beverly can rediscover his three point stroke!

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    Well, I did not get the Georgetown match up I wanted but we still get to play a winnable game for us in Reynolds. And there is still a tie in to this game with Tommy Amaker being the HC at Harvard. Amaker will have the boys ready to play against the Pack so we best be ready ourselves.

    UNC beat Harvard 77-57 earlier this year, FYI
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    Two common opponents are Mercer and UNC. They beat Mercer by 4 and we beat Mercer by 4 in a game I feel Keatts was experimenting with different line-ups and calling off the pressure to work on our half court game. As Derreck mentioned they loss to the holes by 20 and we loss by 8 and 17 to them. In basketball it is a lot harder to go by common opponents like football. In basketball it is all about match-ups and I don't know that much about Harvard other than they are well coached by Amaker and I can promise you they are smart.

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    We live to play again!!! And from what I understand we will be in Reynolds again playing Lipscomb. This tournament is all about building for next season and to send our seniors (Dorn and Lockett) off on a winning note. We are on the right track. One more win and we are at MSG in the final four.

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    Harvard stayed in the game because they heaved up two prayers, both answered!

    Yes, because Lipscomb beat UNC-G, we host the game at home.

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    Still playing in late March. Just beat a very good Harvard team that was one game from making the dance. We get another game in Reynolds where so much history has been made and from all I have heard even more electrifying in the new 5500 seat configuration. A chance to win a banner which is something we have not seen since the mid 1980s even if it is the NIT. I am all in!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LSmith View Post
    Still playing in late March. Just beat a very good Harvard team that was one game from making the dance. We get another game in Reynolds where so much history has been made and from all I have heard even more electrifying in the new 5500 seat configuration. A chance to win a banner which is something we have not seen since the mid 1980s even if it is the NIT. I am all in!
    Those on the committee who snubbed NC State knew what they were doing. So, they don't care even if NC State wins this whole thing. However, everyone else is paying attention. We won these two games even with Braxton Beverly continuing to struggle mightily from the perimeter. He was a deadly sharpshooter last year and for the first half of this year, but then his shot got erratic. I hope the Wolfpack wins this tournament because in the long run, a strong message needs to be sent. Especially when the ACC is heads and shoulders stronger than any other conference in college basketball, teams that finish with over 20 wins and a conference record of .500 deserve to be in the Dance!

    Every one of the four objective measures that the NCAA promised would be used validated that point, and validated it strongly. The committee had to go completely outside those measures and find something else to justify their decision. The chairman of that committee had his marching orders from the PAC-12 to get another at large bid. And to cover their tracks they put Clemson and NC State not even in the first four out.

    The team's performance is proving all of this in a manner that any objective thinking person can see!

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    Ken, I donít think our performance proves we were unfairly snubbed. We won two very close games at home. Play those at neutral sites, where considerable travel for us is involved and I am not sure we win.

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    With the 11 or 12 seed we earned, I doubt we would have made the NCAA Sweet 16 field either. But, we deserved to be in the field, and we played two good opponents in the NIT and so I do think a message has been sent, which I hope continues to be sent.

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