N.C. State did all it could to help its NCAA tournament chances on Tuesday night with a solid 82-66 win over Boston College at home. The Eagles entered the game at No. 94 in the RPI, so a win wasn’t going to boost the Wolfpack’s shot at an at-large NCAA tournament bid. A loss, though, would have damaged N.C. State’s resume. With wins this season over ranked opponents Duke, North Carolina, Arizona and Clemson, N.C. State now simply has to avoid bad losses.
Another coach of some renown in our area, while amassing nearly 1,100 wins and a handful of NCAA titles, often refers to sections of a season as “energy cycles.” Teams, Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski says, go through ups and downs during a season and have to find a way to fight through them all to achieve success. In his first season at N.C. State, Kevin Keatts is at the opposite end of his coaching career. On Tuesday night, his Wolfpack were at the end of one of those energy cycles.
One of the highlight moments of Kevin Keatts’ young coaching career disappeared from the NCAA record books on Tuesday. Because of recruiting violations that occurred earlier this decade, Louisville must vacate the national championship it won in 2013 when Keatts was an assistant for the Cardinals, the NCAA ruled. Louisville and the NCAA announced the ruling just after noon on Tuesday.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
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