Home > Bracketology, Current Updates, S-Curve, Team News > Quick Takes: NC State wraps up notable win over Auburn

Quick Takes: NC State wraps up notable win over Auburn

Dave2015It wasn’t pretty – NC State and Auburn combined for 47 turnovers – but the Wolfpack wrapped up notable win over the Tigers Wednesday night in Raleigh.  Why so notable?  To put it simply – even with early victories over Vanderbilt and Penn State on neutral courts, the Wolfpack’s resume was somewhat overshadowed by seven Group 4 victories (per NET rankings) and an associated a non-conference schedule ranked around 300.  That’s quite a feast of pre-Holiday cupcakes.  And while a victory over Auburn doesn’t change those facts, it does add validity to the large margin of victory in most of those outcomes.  Up next: a couple more pastries before an opening ACC trip to Miami on January 3.

Additional Quick Takes …

  • Buffalo continues to impress.  The Bulls won their fourth true non-conference road game after beating Syracuse at the Carrier Dome.  If they manage to knock off Marquette this weekend (Friday) in Milwaukee, the Bulls will have solidified a truly remarkable at-large profile – and it’s strong already.
  • Oklahoma’s non-conference resume continues to improve after its win over Creighton.  The Sooners are 10-1 against a Top 10 schedule (to date).  Granted, none of their victories are against high-profile Group 1 teams, but it’s still been an impressive run heading into Friday night’s visit to Northwestern.
  • Another Ugh for the Pac-12.  Cincinnati routed UCLA by 29 points, adding a third blowout loss to the Bruins’ resume.  Against its best three opponents (Michigan St, UNC, Cincy), the Bruins have lost by an average of 22 points.  Wednesday’s defeat also comes on the heels of a home loss to Belmont.
  • Arkansas has lost back-to-back home games to Western Kentucky and Georgia Tech.  The Razorbacks’ earlier one-point win over Indiana is starting to fade a bit.
  • San Francisco is getting a lot of love after a 10-1 start, and rightfully so.  The Dons lone loss is a four-point defeat to Buffalo.  But let’s also note here that eight of San Fran’s wins are against Group 4 teams (with an NC schedule rated around 290).

Thursday’s slate includes Texas Tech vs. Duke at Madison Square Garden in New York along with a sneaky-good Utah State group visiting unbeaten Houston.  Enjoy!

  1. No comments yet.
  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: