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Holy Free Throws, Batman

Box Score

NC StateFour Factors
eFG%58.5Turnover Rate14.2Off Reb Rate18.5FTM/FGA90.2Cincinnati
Four Factors
eFG%53.2Turnover Rate18.5Off Reb Rate34.3FTM/FGA15.9

 Pts Poss Off_Eff Def_Eff
Cincy 77 70.2 109.7 109.7
NCSU 85 70.2 121.1 121.1

-- Finally, an offensive performance that I can actually call, you know, good. We hadn't had an OFF EFF above 110 since the season opener.

-- The Wolfpack's free throw rate is the highest I can recall seeing since I've been tracking this stuff. To say that we continue to leverage the free throw line would be a bit of an understatement tonight. It's no surprise that we ended up with more trips to the line considering they're foul prone and we're very, very not; but a 36-attempt difference? I think Mick Cronin wore a sarcastic smile for the last ten minutes of the game. Here's to you...

Rashad Bishop, 5 fouls in 20 minutes
Jamual Warren, 4 fouls in 22 minutes
John Williamson, 4 fouls in 21 minutes
Marvin Gentry, 5 fouls in 19 minutes
Larry Davis, 4 fouls in 19 minutes
Kenny Belton, 4 fouls in 10 minutes

-- Ten games into the season, we've yet to force an opponent to turn the ball over more than 19% of the time, which is amazing to me. The defensive free throw rate is great and everything, guys, but I wouldn't mind a little more reaching. On the flip side, the offense's 14.2 TO% is the lowest of the season...and plenty refreshing considering the ridiculously high turnover rate we had in Cincinnati last year.