Found November 19, 2012 on SCACC Hoops:
The marquee matchup on Sunday among ACC schools had NC State playing Oklahoma State in the Puerto Rico Tipoff final.  Of course, someone forgot to tell NC State it was a marquee game because the Pack's effort was pathetic.  The Wolfpack trailed by double-figures most of the game and ultimately ended up losing 76-56.  Oklahoma State is a talented team.  LeBryan Nash and Marcus Smart are legit players, so don't take this article as me selling the Cowboys short at all, but NC State's performance was brutal.  I made the point on Twitter last as I questioned whether a Mike Krzyzewski led team would show such poor effort. The point was to question Gottfried's ability to motivate this team.  As @austin_johnson pointed out its entirely possible Gottfried was ready for NC State to fail.  Just as a parent watches a child try to do things their own way knowing failure is likely, Gottfried watched his team try it their way.  Perhaps its what this team needed, and hopefully they will learn from it. In other ACC action, Boston College lost to College of Charleston 71-67 without Ryan Anderson playing due to an ankle injury.  Of course before you make excuses, College of Charleston's best player also missed the game.  Duke used a 30-0 run against Florida Gulf Coast to open up a lead after trailing for a good part of the first half.  The Blue Devils cruised the rest of the way to a 88-67 victory. Tonight, UNC takes on Mississippi State in the opening round of the Maui Classic.  I'll let you read my preview for my thoughts on that one.  Also, Wake Forest takes on Mercer, Virginia Tech plays UNCG, and Virginia hosts Lamar. Mike Krzyzewski's Postgame Press Conference Duke/FGCU Highlights Mark Gottfried Quotes on NC State's loss to Oklahoma State Quotes from TheWolfpacker.com NC State/Oklahoma State Highlights  Team Conf Pct Overall Pct  Duke  0-0  1.000  3-0  1.000  UNC  0-0  1.000  3-0  1.000  Virginia Tech  0-0  1.000  3-0  1.000  Georgia Tech  0-0  1.000  2-0  1.000  Clemson  0-0  1.000  2-0  1.000  FSU  0-0  1.000  3-1  0.750  NC State  0-0  1.000  3-1  0.750  Maryland  0-0  1.000  2-1  0.667  Miami  0-0  1.000  2-1  0.667  Virginia  0-0  1.000  2-2  0.500  Wake Forest  0-0  1.000  1-2  0.333  Boston College  0-0  1.000  1-3  0.250 Links FGCU men’s basketball team can’t maintain impressive start against Duke No. 9 Duke pulls away, wins 88-67 30-point run seals Duke’s 88-67 win over Florida Gulf Coast Duke domination Plumlee Leads Duke Past Florida Gulf Coast 88-67 University of Maryland poised to join the Big Ten An analysis of Maryland’s potential move to the Big Ten Maryland close to joining Big Ten UM, Big Ten proposal creates debate within debate Gary Williams says move to Big Ten would help UM Ex-ACC commissioner Corrigan ‘flabbergasted’ about Maryland, Big Ten Moving to Big Ten, Maryland would toss away tradition for the possibility of more money Expansion Apocalypse: Bigger-Ten keeps musical chairs moving John Feinstein: In the Big Ten, Maryland sees power in numbers Why Maryland Would Be Smart To Join Big Ten Maryland Needs To Remain In The ACC Maryland Basketball: Why Move to Big Ten Would Be a Disaster Maryland’s decision to bolt from ACC to Big Ten could come down to tradition vs dollars Maryland’s probably going to the Big Ten. But why? No matter what happens to UConn, realignment only ends one way: ugly Maryland Legend Elmore Speaks Out against Potential Big Ten Move St. John’s, Georgetown possibly leaving Big East for ACC in conference realignment depending on Maryland, Rutgers moving to Big Ten Oklahoma State hammers N.C. State 76-56 in Puerto Rico Tip-Off North Carolina in Hawaii, but it’s all men’s basketball business Duke Shakes off Slow Start, Shoots Down Eagles   Yesterday's Games Matchup    Boston College 67 @ College of Charleston 71  Box  Oklahoma State 76 @ NC State 56  Box  Florida Gulf Coast 67 @ Duke 88  Box Today's Games Time Matchup TV    2:30:00 PM  Wake Forest @ Mercer      6:00:00 PM  UNC @ Mississippi State  ESPN2  Preview  7:00:00 PM  Virginia Tech @ UNC Greensboro  ESPN3    7:00:00 PM  Lamar @ Virginia  ESPNU    
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