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NC State 77, Marquette 73 -- Cue The Happy Dance

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Four Factors NC State
Marquette
eFG% 59.8 44.7
Turnover Rate 17.5 21.9
Off Reb Rate 32.3 46.5
FT Rate 35.7 27.3

 

Pts Poss OFF_EFF DEF_EFF
MU 73 68.5 106.5 112.4
NCSU 77 68.5 112.4 106.5

Box Score

Wow:

NCSU Offense OFF EFF eFG% TO% OR% FTR
1st Half 79.6 41.1 25.5 33.3 7.1
2nd Half 140.2 78.6 10.8 30.8 64.3

 

-- State hit 20-of-28 field goal attempts in the second half, including 4-of-4 from outside, and took great care of the basketball.  Needless to say, they were crazy-efficient at the offensive end, averaging 1.4 points per trip.  And they would've been even better than that had they hit more free throws.

-- The Macrowave woke up in a huge way, scoring 17 points on 8-10 shooting in the final 20 minutes, while Javi was a perfect 4-4 from the field en route to a 12-point half.  I think those were two of the finest halves those guys have ever put together. 

-- Josh Davis hustled his way to 9 points, 6 boards (4 offensive), and 2 steals in 16 minutes.  Dennis Horner carried the Wolfpack through the first half and Farnold Degand provided a nice spark in his first game back.

-- It was a good defensive effort save the rebounding.  Turnovers were a huge key in the second half; State forced a few early miscues to help get the rally going, and Marquette ended up with 10 second half turnovers to the Pack's 4. Between the poor shooting and 27% turnover rate, the Golden Eagles averaged less than a point per possession in the 2nd.