RALEIGH – With No. 1 Syracuse coming to the RBC Center on Saturday, N.C. State point guards Lorenzo Brown and Alex Johnson discussed this week what an upset might look like if the Wolfpack were to pull off an improbable victory.
After watching Indiana knock off then-No. 1 Kentucky last week, the two guards talked about what it would feel like if the Wolfpack (6-3) were to take down Syracuse (10-0) and overcome its vaunted zone defense. They talked about the sold-out crowd storming the floor and creating an unforgettable moment neither has experienced in their careers.
"Me and Zo were talking about it," Johnson said. "If we do win, to have this crowd just storm the court. That would be quite an experience. You see it on TV and you kind of want to experience it."
Johnson, a graduate transfer, called the game a "must-win" for the Pack. He said it would invigorate the fan base and show what the team is about this season.
"Nothing's engraved in stone," Johnson said. "Just because they are the No. 1 team doesn't mean they are unbeatable."
Brown, a sophomore point guard, echoed that sentiment.
"Just seeing that," Brown said, "if we can make that happen, it would be nice."
YouTube footage of Indiana's fans storming the court after their team defeated then-No. 1 Kentucky: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nsD8zpPXDQ