Tis another day in the life of a Wolfpack fan.
Even though this one will hurt and was probably crucial to any hope the Pack may have had to make the NCAA Tourney this March, I think it is obvious Coach Sidney Lowe is getting a lot out of his team and has us heading down the right path. Facing a very difficult non-conference schedule with a young, inexperienced team, we have now beaten a good Marquette team on the road and narrowly lost to Northwestern, Arizona and Florida.
Sitting at 10-4, the Pack needs to play .500 ACC ball and probably win at least one game in the ACC Tourney to make the NCAA’s , which will likely be too tall of a task for the 2009-2010 team. That said, there are a ton of positives to gleam from the season so far, including the shooting of Scott Wood and the development of Javi and Tracy Smith, who all should join and VERY talented recruiting class next season.
While I am not writing us off completely, this one really hurts, but a reasonable fan can see the silver lining. Go and support this staff and this team.