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NC State 68, South Florida 65: Okay who said this could get interesting?

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Ther are no photos from this season in our photostream, but there is this so here you get this.
Ther are no photos from this season in our photostream, but there is this so here you get this.
Malcolm Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Box Score (unofficial)

Four Factors NC State
USF
eFG% 40.7 50.9
Turnover Rate 12.5
15.6
Off Reb Rate 36.6 23.3
FT Rate 50.8 23.6

Pts Poss OFF_EFF DEF_EFF
USF 65 64 101.6 106.3
NC State
68 64 106.3 101.6

Oh for the love of--I can't leave this datblanged basketball team alone for five freakin' minutes, I swear. I miss one game and all hell nearabouts breaks loose. You guys are going to have to help me with this since all I have to go on right now is the play by play.

I see NC State led wire-to-wire which is good, but also it looks like the Pack reverted to its late-game form from the St. Louis game last year, which is not good. That's much worse than not good, actually, since it made me think of the St. Louis game. Managed to stave off the tears this time, though. That's progress.

In the larger picture, the alarming thing about Sunday was State's poor shooting. I think it's great that they were able to win despite shooting a shade over 40% but this is the third straight time the team's been well below 50%, and it ain't like there were great opposing defenses causing all this.

If shooting is going to be a problem all year, that changes the Pack's outlook just a bit.