|Four Factors||NC State||
|Off Reb Rate||27.1||23.3|
When Javi hit a three to pull us even with 14:44 to go, after such a terrible first half, it felt like our day. "In control" would be the wrong phrase, but from then on, it seemed at least manageable, which was a refreshing change from the first half. They never did seize it, and that's the story.
God, the opportunities. All those missed, wide open three-pointers. The occasions where we'd force a turnover with the press and then give it right back with a dumb shot or a rushed play that resulted in a reciprocal turnover. It was there. It was so, so there.
The main thing we needed to do today, we did: Tech finished -10 in the turnover category. We also rebounded the ball a lot better in the second half. The damned shots just did not fall.