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

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


MU 73 68.5 106.5 112.4
NCSU 77 68.5 112.4 106.5

Box Score


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.