After several days' distance, I have come to the conclusion that the UConn game was not nearly as bad as it seemed. The broadcast crew, being a pathetic ESPN3 affair, failed to give anyone watching any information on the game relating to weather, injury status, or anything else that might have been of bearing on the situation. As a result, there has been a fair amount of negative media swirling around the Wolfpack win, with everyone from the N&O to the ACCSportsJournal jumping on the "disappointing NC State season" bandwagon. My Facebook feed following the game was a mess of angry Pack basketball fans clamoring about how long the season was going to be and how hopeless things looked.
Folks, I'm here to play the voice of optimism yet again. Jump to see why.