Bracket of Doom First Four- 12) NC State vs 12) Texas

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Who wins this First Four matchup?

Poll closed Mar 26, 2020.
  1. NC State

    50.0%
  2. Texas

    50.0%
  1. EvilMonkeyInTheCloset

    EvilMonkeyInTheCloset Well-Known Member
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    #12 North Carolina State Wolfpack (20-12, 10-10)
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    ACC (t6th)
    Off- 74.6 ppg / Def- 69.7 ppg
    NCAA Appearances- 27 (Last: 2018)


    #12 Texas Longhorns (19-12, 9-9)
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    Big 12 (t3rd)
    Off- 64.2 ppg / Def- 63.3 ppg
    NCAA Appearances- 34 (Last: 2018)


    Top scorers:
    NC State-
    C.J. Bryce 13.3 ppg
    Markell Johnson 12.8 ppg
    D.J. Funderburk 12.7 ppg
    Devon Daniels 12.7 ppg
    Jericole Hellems 9.5 ppg

    Texas-
    Matt Coleman III 12.7 ppg
    Andrew Jones 11.5 ppg
    Courtney Ramey 10.9 ppg
    Jericho Sims 9.7 ppg
    Jase Febres 9.3 ppg


    One of the Last Four teams in the field, this NC State team is exactly what you'd expect from a team in their position. That is to say, you're not sure who you're gonna get. Is it the Wolfpack team that handed Wisconsin, Virginia, and Duke losses? Or is it the team that was blown out by Duke in the rematch just a couple weeks later, and dropped the season series to rival North Carolina? On the flip side, opposing teams also have to guess which player will step up for NC State as they boast a balanced attack with four players in double figures, separated by less than a point per game.

    The Longhorns made the field over other bubble teams despite their less-than-stellar 19-12 mark and .500 record in the very top-heavy Big 12, because they just had very few bad losses, to go along with their quality wins. Blemishes against Iowa State, and then, embarrassingly, against Oklahoma State on Senior Day were not enough to keep them out of this hypothetical tournament. Texas was a bubble team that probably benefited from the tournament cancellations as it kept other potential bubble teams from building a better case to keep the Longhorns on the outside after what many thought was a devastating loss to the Cowboys. But with a chip on their shoulder, Texas has a chance to hypothetically right the ship in Dayton, and prove they belong in the field of 64.
     
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  2. GE Nole

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    Shaka Smart in the tourney? I’m gonna say Markell and Funderburk defeat the Horns.
     
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    The T-sips win a close one.
     
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    lol the poll closes with a 4-4 tie. Seems appropriate for these two classic, underachieving programs.
     
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    Always bet against shaka.
     
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    In the minds of the ignorant
    Shaka had full control over that team.

    Was pushing all the buttons.
    Watch the Tech and OU game. Texas was calling every offensive set from the bench.

    Against Oklahoma State he just let them play.
    Pretty much set them up for failure.

    Without the Big 12 Tournament it would have been hard to judge that team because Tech had their backs against the wall as well.
    Beating them in KC would have made a huge statement

    NC State is a good team but don't think they had the resolve Texas had.
     
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