Originally posted on Fox Sports Carolinas  |  Last updated 1/9/13
RALEIGH, NC --- North Carolina State has talent, NBA talent. That isn't debatable. The No. 23 Wolfpack is also an experienced group, with two seniors and two juniors in its starting lineup. Freshman forward T.J. Warren may be the best sixth man in the ACC. So clearly, N.C. State has the pieces in place to win plemty of games this season. The missing link, many observers have opined, is that Mark Gottfried's team doesn't apply the same emphasis on the little things - also known as the intangibles like other top clubs. Don't tell that to Georgia Tech coach Brian Gregory. He's not buying the theory that the Wolfpack is usually a disinterested bunch when it comes to defense. "There's a perception out there that State isn't very good defensively," Gregory said after his team fell to the Pack, 83-70, at PNC Arena on Wednesday night. "I'm trying to figure out who started that rumor. They're long, they're athletic, they have good size, and they have veteran players." N.C. State (13-...
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