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NC State Gets the Better of Boston College in Overtime 84-78

The Pack gets a tough road win

NCAA Basketball: N.C. State at Virginia Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Game Summary:

The Pack badly needed to recover from consecutive losses and did it the hard way, by winning an ACC road game - in overtime. The Pack led about 37 minutes of regulation, and by as many as 11 points at one time, but as ACC games often do, it came down to the last few possessions. Boston College tied it with a couple of minutes left, and although the Pack got the turnover we needed, we could not convert the final shot. Nobody slowed down in overtime, there were 26 total points scored. The Pack shot 3 of 4 from 3PT, including one by Mo Diarra (No! No! Yes!), and made 7 of 8 from the free throw line to close it out.

Four Factors

Team Efg% TO % OReb% FTA/FGA
Team Efg% TO % OReb% FTA/FGA
NCS 49.3 13.8 29.5 28.5
BC 50.5 15 29.5 26.8

Overall Takeaways

  • Excellent defensive game plan to keep Quinten Post from taking over the game. Mo Diarra had the assignment and kept him from hitting a FG in the first half. As great players do, he adjusted and had an outstanding second half, but was held scoreless in overtime. Overall he was held below his scoring and rebounding averages.
  • The Pack shot well, 44.4% from 3PT, and 85.7% from the free throw lin
  • The Pack defended the 3PT line well, holding BC to 28.6% on 21 attempts
  • The Pack out rebounded the Eagles, 43-39
  • The Pack had 16 fast break points, 11 in the first half

Keatts Comments

  • I am pumped!
  • ACC road wins are golden
  • We’ve got grit, we overcame adversity
  • Our conditioning kicked in and we were able to play well during overtime
  • We needed a good road win
  • It was a great team effort

Pack Player Highlights

Player PTS REB ASST BLK STL
Player PTS REB ASST BLK STL
Mo Diarra 8 18 2
DJ Burns 17 3 1 1
Jayden Taylor 18 7 1 4
DJ Horne 21 5 5 1
Casey Morsell 12 3 3 1

Individual Player Highlights

  • DJ Horne led the Pack in scoring
  • Mo Diarra came back from his ankle injury with an outstanding 18 rebounds, 12 in the first half. I’m sure it has been many seasons since anyone matched those totals.
  • DJ Horne also led the team in assists
  • Jayden Taylor led the team in steals, including steals on 3 consecutive possessions in the second half

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