Wednesday, December 1, 2010

N.C. State trailing Wisconsin at half

MADISON, Wis. – N.C. State senior Tracy Smith is sitting on the visitor’s bench in street clothes, arms crossed, as his knee continues to heal after arthroscopic surgery. The Pack can’t get him back fast enough.

Without their leading scorer and rebounder -- who is missing his fifth straight game -- State trails Wisconsin 44-21 at halftime at Kohl Center in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. It has been ugly. State is shooting worse than 31 percent, has been outscored from the free throw line 13-3, and has committed 11 turnovers.

Leading 12-11, Wisconsin started to pull away early with a 7-0 run. Then the methodical Badgers ended the first half with a 15-0 breakaway that included six points from Jon Leuer. State’s final basket of the first half came around with 6:36 left in the first half, when Lorenzo Brown made a layup.

Leuer has 13 points for the Badgers and Jordan Taylor has 14.

Richard Howell leads State with 7.

-- Robbi Pickeral


Anonymous said...

NC State looked awful tonight. Tracy Smith is so valuable to the flow of the offense, and can control the paint on defense. NC State needs him back ASAP.

Anonymous said...

Sidney just cannot coach. Another Les Robinson. Great guy, awful coach. Wisc. blowing anyone out insane.

NC State lacked offensive sets (sometimes players running into each other). Their Sr. PG Javi had 8 first half turnovers - that's your leader!

NCSU Defense was so lazy....many slap fouls, etc...

Harrow just too small...needs weight.

CJL just wants to get highlights. Not interested in the team concept.

Sidney has to get these two executing together with Lo Brown.

Javi should be an afterthought at this point. Scott Wood should be 6th man. Tracy, Painter, Howell all rotating as teams get bigger or smaller.

Anonymous said...

Start Harrow, CJL, LO, Painter, Howell. Bring Wood off the bench. It's that easy.

Bo Rein (Sp) pulled his guys after each TO. Javi had 8 in the first half and there stood Sidney - cool, calm, and in another brand new suit.