The one consistency about North Carolina State's basketball team over the last six weeks has been the overreaction to every Wolfpack result.
If NCSU wins, the Pack are headed to the Final Four. When they lose, it's the end of the world as we know it.
Not that references to the legendary rock band REM are necessary, though its catalog offers some intriguing sound bites that could well describe the circus that has been Wolfpack basketball this season. From "Shiny Happy People" storming the floor after beating Duke in January to "Hollow Man," which explains some of supremely talented forward C.J. Leslie's performances, including his most recent in a 76-65 loss at North Carolina.
Boston College is 12-15 (4-10 ACC) on the season after losing at Duke 68-89 on Sunday. Sophomore Ryan Anderson scored a team-high 23 points as Boston College got blown out at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Sophomore Patrick Heckmann scored 15 points, and freshman Olivier Hanlan added 12 points. Boston College trailed 51-27 at halftime, and Duke increased their lead to 60-30 minutes into the second half. Duke shot 53.8% from the field and 46.7% from long distance, while Boston College shot 49% from the field and 38.5% from three-point range. The Eagles were out rebounded by the Blue Devils 30-28 and turned the ball over 16 times compared to Duke’s 14 giveaways. Boston College will stay on the road for this matchup; the Eagles are a lousy 2-6 on the road this season.