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Wolfpack Women Travel To Greensboro Needing A Pair

From the News & Record:

N.C. State: The youthful Wolfpack must advance past North Carolina to the tournament semifinals to receive an NCAA at-large bid. With only one significant victory to date, the Pack needs to pad its resume quickly.

Entering the ACC tournament at 18-11 (6-8), the Wolfpack sits at #57 in the RPI and does not have a win over a team currently in the top 50. State is not in Jerry Palm's March 2nd bracket projection, nor is the team listed among the last four out. So, safe to say there's some work to be done this weekend.

As they did a year ago, the women win with defense. In addition to forcing a lot of turnovers and rebounding well defensively (what a concept!), their field goal percentage defense is outstanding. Opponents have made just 39.2% of their twos and 27.8% of their threes this season.

NCSU Offense
Four Factors
eFG%45.4Turnover Rate24.4Off Reb Rate34.7FTM/FGA19.2NCSU Defense
Four Factors
eFG%39.8Turnover Rate27.1Off Reb Rate31.5FTA/FGA30.2

 Poss Off_Eff Def_Eff
NCSU 72.8 91.4 77.0

[Update: So much for that. Clemson downs State in OT, 65-60.]