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JOHNSON: Perception Problem

JOHNSON: Perception Problem

RALEIGH, N.C. -- A string of losses and a close win drastically changed the perception of NC State, but little changed in the team's performance.

In sports, we only care about results. The problem is that when evaluating a team in the middle of a season, particularly in sport like college basketball, the end results don't tell the entire story. Such is the case with NC State, a team that just a month ago was being discussed as a Final Four contender. Thanks to a 2-5 stretch of play after defeating Duke, the Pack has been forgotten and...

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