Rayno's college basketball short takes

  • Updated: January 18, 2013 - 9:26 PM

• An unassuming man in a wheelchair rolled his way into the adoring conscience of basketball lovers across the country last Saturday by fearlessly allowing himself to be wheeled to the middle of the North Carolina State court after the Wolfpack downed then-No. 1 Duke. The man, Will Privette, was tipped out of his chair in the hubbub, then quickly carried to safety by star forward C.J. Leslie. The event has already spurred custom-made T-shirts printed with "Roll Pack" and a wheelchair.

• N.C. State cannot seem to win the game following the big game. Before last Wednesday's matchup at Maryland, the Raleigh News & Observer's Joe Giglio noted that in 13 N.C. State victories over Duke or North Carolina since 1994-95, the team had lost the following game 12 times. History repeated itself once more as unranked Maryland upset the Pack by a single point.

• Michigan State coach Tom Izzo has expressed concerns from the start of this season about the challenge of replacing not just the physical hole from Draymond Green's graduation but the leadership role he vacated. Now that demand has been unearthed again after what started out as two players "needling each other" -- as Izzo said -- at the team hotel at Penn State turned into a fight in which punches were thrown, police were called and a wall was dented. "You've got to have leadership when people aren't watching," Izzo said. "It's still a problem for this team."

• Going into Tuesday, Wisconsin had won 10 in a row over Indiana. This time, however, it seemed that the visiting Badgers -- who looked early on as if they might have a down year -- would no longer have the strength to beat the talented, second-ranked Hoosiers. But true to form, Wisconsin made an early run in the second half to close out victory No. 11.

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