RALEIGH, N.C. -- A hot topic on the local radio shows in the Research Triangle the last couple of days centered around North Carolina State and how much it can change between now and Selection Sunday on March 16.
The prevailing belief is that the inconsistent Wolfpack are pretty much a what-you-see-is-what-you-get team. They play hard and exceptionally well at times, and other times are an indifferent bunch thinking individually more than about the team.
Some observers see them catching lightning in a bottle and rolling to an ACC Tournament title or possibly even the Final Four in Atlanta. The talent is certainly there for such runs.
On the other hand, many of those same observers wouldn't be shocked to see this team lose a couple of games before the postseason begins and fall early in both tournaments, looking great one day and ordinary the next.
Fair or not, that's the narrative surrounding this team right now, and there's an element of truth to it. More than enough evidence...