In order to get a short and solid brief introduction, we played a softball game. Jericole Hellems shot left and right. It was a fiercely competitive, offensive basketball game… Then the other 38 minutes happened.
I find that finding the big picture in a game like this is not very productive, because bad things happen, and sometimes you reach extremes in a very bad way.
Of course, people will find what they need to find tonight to support any conclusions they have drawn on the team and this season. They may not be wrong, mind. I’m just not ready to let everyone involved leave the airport tonight.
This game was terrible, NC State’s hard work is incredible, and this is not the kind of performance the team can’t get rid of without some lingering influence-all of which is bad, it may Is a real problem. I’m not here to minimize this degree of smoking and frustration. It’s totally terrible and frustrating, besides that, I can even say it is terrible and frustrating.
But if you are going to give up after that, then if you assume that such frustration must define what happens later, then you must be new here. Sports are not like that. NC State basketball will definitely not have any such feeling.
But anyway, tonight sucks.