Monday, March 21, 2005

Howling Good Win

NC State's win over Connecticut yesterday was the biggest for the Wolfpack in a decade or more. Connecticut is known for its tenacity, shot blocking, and hard style of play. Here are the telling stats from the game:

I have been critical of Coach Herb Sendek on a few occasions at this blog. His results have been consistently mediocre, and I have noted that his players' skills do not improve much during a four year stint in his program. But, I was impressed with the energy level and defensive effort by the Wolfpack yesterday.

Cameron Bennerman said "It isn't always about what you do, it's about how hard you do it." Considering Bennerman spent a few games with reduced playing time due to a perceived lack of effort and his studly play during the post-season, I think we can count him as a convert to the Sendek school of basketball.


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