Thursday, March 12, 2009
Neither Maryland nor N.C. State have been particularly good road teams this season. With the ACC Tournament in Atlanta it is closer to a neutral court as opposed to Greensboro or Charlotte. The Wolfpack have only won two games away from home all season: at New Orleans and Georgia Tech. Now Maryland's road or neutral record isn't very impressive but it is better than that. I'm not worried that the coach stylings of Sidley Lowe will catch Maryland unprepared but his players could step it up in one game. The players for N.C. State are mostly a bunch of sulking quitters so if Maryland can get out to an early lead I see them quitting, unlike Virginia. The Wolfpack are dangerous from 3-point range which is likely to be Maryland's undoing if N.C. State pulls an upset.