Wolfpack, Hoyas willing to adapt in NCAA showdown

RUSTY MILLER AP Sports Writer Published:

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- There are labels stuck to both North Carolina State and Georgetown -- and in both cases they might be wrong.

The conventional thinking says the Wolfpack has decent size and favors an uptempo game. Led by swingman CJ Leslie, they like to get out and run.

Georgetown has tall (four starters standing at least 6-foot-8) and disciplined defensive stars who aren't nearly so good at the other end of the floor. And the Hoyas, with Jason Clark and Henry Sims in charge, prefer a halfcourt game.

But as the teams prep for Sunday's third-round game in the Midwest Regional, form might not hold.

The Wolfpack say they can adapt to a slower pace, and the Hoyas welcome the chance to show they can get up and down the court.