NCSU is a *much* easier place to win than VT? or Illinois? or both? NCSU has a storied past, fine arena, supportive alums ... yet I would think that NCState being the little brother to Duke and Carolina the last 25 years would make State, in some respects, a pretty tough place to win. VT has no history outside Allen Bristow and Dell Curry, but is a big school like State, in the ACC like State, and doesn't have Duke and Carolina right down the road (and particularly doesn't have a Carolina dominating in-state recruiting).