NC State Falls To NCCU In Overtime, 82-72

Rob Leifheit-USA TODAY Sports

Well, that was, uh, that I um ... one second here, I'm locating the words for the ... computer ... button ... pushing ... in the order what makes ... stuff.

Ah the hell with it. I got nothin'. North Carolina Central was the better team on Wednesday night, and that is not something I could have ever thought possible, but there were going to be setbacks like this for NC State. This was inevitable, a matter of when and by which team, not if.

After a fast start, State was battling from behind for the vast majority of the game, hindered by fouls and some poor shooting. It's tough to win when you shoot about 43% (eFG) while giving your opponent nearly one free throw attempt for every field goal attempt.

We've been extremely fortunate to avoid some out-of-conference upsets in the past, and strange as this game was, a walk-on nearly saved the day. But that shot couldn't change the fact that we were crippled by foul problems at that point--or the fact that Central simply had been better, and five more minutes wouldn't change anything.

Drink hard, everybody. Good night.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Backing The Pack

You must be a member of Backing The Pack to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Backing The Pack. You should read them.

Join Backing The Pack

You must be a member of Backing The Pack to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Backing The Pack. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker