The North Carolina Tar Heels could do very little wrong today and they took right to the N.C. State Wolfpack. The Heels built a 43-13 halftime lead and never had to look back.
I always wear my Wolfpack sweat shirt on Saturdays in the winter and I had my first comment at around 9:30 this morning. “We are going to whip you guys today”. Then another at 11:15, “State’s going down buddy”. Then at 12 noon, “you can take that shirt off at 1:30 today”. I told the Higgins Lock and Key employee that I may be able to remove the sweat shirt by 12:30. The shirt stays on but at 3pm I hear the first post-game comment, “We just beat you guys up”. I didn’t play in this game, I am just an innocent on-looker or to be more precise an innocent listener. I don’t have any stock or investments in this game, I just like to follow basketball this time of year.
I’m not wearing the sweat shirt to be an N.C. State billboard. I’ve had this old shirt about 10-15 years and it is a good one. I wash it every two weeks whether it needs it or not. North Carolina has the better basketball team right now. The Heels are better than N.C. State and the Wolfpack will have to move on and get ready for the next game. UNC is extremely tough and their record goes to (17-0).
I’ll keep wearing the old sweat shirt and will keep on following all the Big Four teams in the ACC. I started not to write anything about this game, just let it go, but we need to have something to say about the big games. We have been getting some inquiries about where you can hear the Heels. Tune to 94.1 FM and you be able to hear Woody Durham, Eric Montross, and Jones Angel with the entire broadcast from start to finish.(pre-game, post-game, etc.) For N.C. State go to 600/1200 WSJS-WSML for the Wolfpack call with Gary Hahn and Tony Haynes.
Here’s the word from theacc.com:
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) – Deon Thompson and Ty Lawson each scored 16 points for No. 1 North Carolina, which scored 25 straight points in the first half of a 93-62 victory over North Carolina State on Saturday.
Tyler Hansbrough had 13 points and 13 rebounds for the Tar Heels (17-0, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), who completely overwhelmed a Wolfpack team picked to finish third in the league. North Carolina matched the 1997-98 team with 17 straight wins to start the season, the Tar Heels’ best since winning 21 straight to open 1985-86.
Danny Green added 13 points, 14 rebounds, six assists and four blocks for North Carolina, which opened a 43-13 halftime lead and turned the game into a total disaster for an opponent with ambitions of joining the ACC’s perennially elite.
Courtney Fells had 16 points to lead N.C. State (11-4, 0-1), which shot just 6-for-34 (18 percent) in the first half and got no closer than 26 points in the second half.