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Blessed be the coachman who put me in the hearse.

Box Score

NC StateFour Factors
eFG%54.9Turnover Rate25.9Off Reb Rate30.0FTM/FGA27.5UNC
Four Factors
eFG%55.5Turnover Rate15.8Off Reb Rate42.4FTM/FGA20.3

 Pts Poss Off_Eff Def_Eff
UNC 84 69.5 120.8 100.7
NCSU 70 69.5 100.7 120.8

It's tough when you know that on any given night, you're going to put yourself at a disadvantage because of certain things you can't--or won't--do. We will turn the ball over more often than our opponent; we will get out-rebounded. And we'll thus have to fight uphill through a negative shot attempt differential in order to keep the game close and/or win. Wednesday was no different. The number of ACC teams we've managed to beat in both the TO and rebounding categories this season: zero.

Gavin said it earlier this week--we absolutely had to have the Carolina game. There's an obvious emotional letdown that comes with falling short in a self-imposed do-or-die situation, so it'll be interesting to see how the team approaches the rest of the season.