Found March 14, 2013 on Fox Sports Carolinas:
GREENSBORO, N.C. To understand North Carolina State's basketball team is to recognize the Wolfpack's range in this ACC tournament: It covers the entire spectrum of expectations. The fifth-seeded Wolfpack could have gone down Thursday to 12th-seeded Virginia Tech, or they could end up cutting the nets down Sunday afternoon with an ACC title to boot -- they are that mercurial. Really, the Wolfpack was much of that in their 80-63 victory Thursday in the opening round of the 60th ACC Tournament. They were on offensively, often putting together highlight-reel stretches that were followed by mind lapses on defense. In the case of junior C.J. Leslie, focus was an issue on the defensive end. And Leslie, more than anyone else on the roster, is why NC State remains so complex, especially when it comes to prognosticating the team's immediate and long-term future. In actuality, the Wolfpack didnt need a dialed-in Leslie to beat the last-place Hokies. He could have remained in ...
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