Never pick State. Boy was that true today. The Wolfpack lost 4 - 3 to UNC in the #7 seed vs. #10 seed play-in game. They had runners on second and third with no one out in the top of the eighth. Trent Thornton came on to pitch for UNC and struck out two straight batters, then got the third batter to line out to center. The loss most likely is the final nail in the coffin for NC State making the NCAAT.
So Maryland will face North Carolina on Saturday. One good thing to come out of the game is that Thornton threw 28 pitches. While a closer last year, this year he's become their best starting pitcher. He blanked the Terps earlier this year. No doubt he'll start Saturday, but how long will he be able to go?