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NC State 54, NC Central 29

Box Score

NC StateFour Factors
eFG%40.9Turnover Rate24.9Off Reb Rate28.1FTM/FGA40.9NC Central
Four Factors
eFG%21.2Turnover Rate19.9Off Reb Rate32.7FTM/FGA6.8

 Pts Poss Off_Eff Def_Eff
NCCU 29 60.3 48.1 89.5
NCSU 54 60.3 89.5 48.1

-- I'm sure that holding a team to 29 points on 60 possessions is the best defensive performance we've had since I've been tracking these things, so there's that at least.

-- I was about ready to go home at the midway point of the first half. Central's comedy of errors was mildly entertaining, and I got a kick out of their cheerleaders chanting "de-fense! de-fense" while we were shooting free throws (get after it, Rim, you lazy piece of metal!). Other than that, ugh, what a yawner. I don't know, maybe we need an intense environment and a tough opponent to spark some intensity and help us pick ourselves up. That seems silly on its surface, but I'm reaching for anything right now.

-- Courtney Fells has the best cumulative +/- on the team this season, and it isn't close. Which goes to show just how inadequate his replacements are considering he hasn't played all that well--not consistently, anyway.