Friday, March 9, 2007

Survive and Advance

Sidney learned from the best, and has these guys believing.

Wolfpack tops 2nd-seeded Cavs, 79-71, in ACC Tournament

Sidney Lowe has the No. 10 seed Wolfpack in the ACC semifinals for the fifth time in the last six years, after a 79-71 victory over second-seeded Virginia. Coach Sidney Lowe's team bounced back from a 14-point half-time deficit, making this the second biggest comeback in ACC Tournament history, based on the score at intermission.

1 comments:

David Fix said...

Nieman came up big. Lots of quality minutes to help with Gavin’s slight foul trouble. He only scored 6 points, but man both 3’s were huge. Did he draw the charge when it looked like Virginia had tied it at 68? I thought I would die laughing when Sid put him in late and Steve Martin said the was coming in for defensive purposes.

Where did Gavin’s 20 come from? His late 3 really killed Virginia, but I didn’t think he did that much until I saw the box score. Costner was huge again. If he continues to develop, he’s going to be a freak.

After scoring 18 in the first half, I think Singletary only had 2 in the second half until he started putting on his World B. Free act and drawing 3 free throws on his leg kicks. He was fouled in the act of shooting a 3-pointer 3 times. The first one down the stretch was definitely a leg kick. Raycom didn’t give us a replay on the last one. Sidney looked like he was going to have a stroke when they called it. I think Atsur got to shoot 3 once as well. When is the last time that was called four times in a game?

After State coughed up the six point lead, I thought they were going to blow it, especially after Singletary scored 5 points at the line. Never really felt comfortable until Costner hit the last 2 free-throw to make the lead eight again… Guess we’re all haunted by the ghost of Herb. Virginia just couldn’t throw it in the ocean down the stretch. I think the goal we had in the first half and they had in the second half is cursed…