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NC State Overwhelms Charleston Southern 87-53

The Wolfpack took care of business as expected and goes on the road at 3-0

Game Summary:

The game was tense early when the Buccaneers took the lead at 3-2, then things calmed down as the more talented Wolfpack took control. The Pack had a 19-point lead at the half and won by 34. We did struggle with the 3PT shot in the first half (11%) but shot 50% from the arc in the second. As expected, we dominated the game, time for a road trip.

Overall Takeaways:

The story of this game was defense. This team may be one of Keatts’ best defensive teams.

  • 11 steals
  • 22 total turnovers
  • 29 points off turnovers
  • The Bucs made only 9 shots in the first half, 19 for the game.
  • We forced 4 10-second violations

Keatts Comments

  • Very pleased with defensive effort.
  • They worked on full court defense, and it showed.
  • DJ Horne was our leading rebounder, Keatts says he needs to have a conversation with our bigs.
  • Happy to see the ball starting to fall for DJ Horne. He’s a scorer, they expect it of him.
  • Dennis Parker had a great game and brought a lot of energy, happy to see the 3PT shot fall for him


We seem to have found our starting lineup, Horne, Taylor, Morsell, Diarra, and Burns.

Individual Highlights

  • DJ Horne had an outstanding game leading the team in points and rebounds.
  • Jayden Taylor led the team in assists
  • DJ Burns continues his unbelievable shooting streak shooting 75% for the game
  • Dennis Parker Jr – for the third game in a row, he increased his minutes and delivered a solid stat line, leading the team in steals.
  • The guards accounted for 19 of our 36 rebounds

Individual Highlights

DJ Horne 18 6 3 3
Jayden Taylor 8 2 4 2
DJ Burns 16 1 1 1
Dennis Parker JR 12 4 1 4

Box Score