On Franklin St. (30 min walk from the Smith Center to the closest restaurants) Al’s Burger Shack is featured on a lot of those food shows, but it doesn’t have TV’s or much seating. Spanky’s, Four Corners, Might As Well, Linda’s or R&R Grill for your usual bar and grill type food where you can watch other games. Spicy 9 is a great Sushi place and Mellow Mushroom is a southern pizza chain, both have many TV’s. For the post game, Carolina Brewery and Top of the Hill are both great breweries (allegedly) but usually will have long waits post game. Goodfellows, Blue Horn Lounge, and He’s Not Here are all bars, I know little besides the fact that they get recommended elsewhere.
Franklin St. gets pretty busy after games and there can be long waits, so some other options in CH not in easy walking distance are Tobacco Road Sports Cafe, Hickory Tavern (Highly recommended for awesome southern food), Town Hall Grill, and Steel String Brewery.
Yeah, we don’t have the pure talent advantage like MSU did, but I think if there was ever a game in which Wagner could effectively guard the opponents 4 it would be vs Brooks/Maye. It wouldn’t be the same, but I still think it could work better than having Duncan guard Brooks.