Four FactorsPercenteFG%56Turnover Rate26.4Off Reb Rate29.6FTM/FGA44
Four FactorsPercenteFG%53.4Turnover Rate27.7Off Reb Rate27.0FTM/FGA15.5
-- NC State scored 78 points on about 76 possessions, which is a mediocre 103 pts/100 possessions. As you can see from State's eFG%, shooting wasn't the problem; it was the high turnover rate that killed the offense. Lowe promised a more up-tempo style, and for this game at least, that's what we got.
-- The Pack defense held NSU to 94 pts/100 poss. That would be a good number against a major conference foe, but it doesn't look so hot against a D-II team. We're lucky they turned the ball over as much as we did.
-- Gavin's offensive rating for this game was 124, and it came with a usage above 28%. If Gavin can keep his O Rtg above 110 this season while at the same time using 28% of the team's possessions, it would be huge. That's a best-case (and totally unrealistic) scenario, though. I'll be enthused if he can keep it around 105 with such a high workload.
-- Brandon Costner...uh, a little rusty. He was the Pack's best rebounder tonight, however.
-- Headline on NSU's hideous athletics website: "Northern Gives Up 71-78 Decision With NC State." Do what now? That's the sort of broken English I'd expect from Guelph.