The shot at a not-losing season lives! Maverick Rowan picked one heck of a time to hit six three-pointers, especially with the relatively quiet afternoon scorin' the ball from Abdul-Malik Abu. And I could watch that Cat Barber baseline spin move about 1,000 times without getting tired of it.
Who knows what Wednesday will bring--this NC State team can flame out at any time because of its injury/roster situation, but then again, Barber is always capable of a huge day, and if Rowan can run off a hot shoot streak that spans multiple games? Hey, maybe we aren't as dead as we thought we were.
I mean, we probably are quite dead. But for tonight at least we can think happy thoughts and enjoy the fact that it's always a lot of fun to win in a one-and-done tournament, regardless of the larger picture.
By the way, Mav's perceived clutchiness is not the result of selective memory on our parts, if you were wondering.
The incredible 3-point shooting stats for "Under-5" Maverick Rowan in ACC games, in Yellow-Pad form pic.twitter.com/RsvXqbvWh2— Joe Giglio (@jwgiglio) March 8, 2016
Now if we can just somehow convince Rowan that it's always the last five minutes...