Thursday, December 27, 2007

NC State 79, Seton Hall 73

Box Score

NC State
Four Factors
Turnover Rate25.2
Off Reb Rate42.9
Seton Hall
Four Factors
Turnover Rate15.4
Off Reb Rate34.1

          Pts   Poss    Off_Eff   Def_Eff
SHU 73 71.5 102.1 110.5
NCSU 79 71.5 110.5 102.1

-- It didn't look like a good defensive effort (can we get around a freakin' screen?), but the Pirates ended up well below their average offensive efficiency. I hesitate to give us any credit for that.

-- It figures--Brandon Costner finally finds his jumper and promptly leaves it in Raleigh. That's understandable, though, because I always forget something when I travel.

-- NC State shot 65.1% on its twos.

-- Paul Gause: five steals in 29 minutes. Yeah, he's pretty good at that.

-- Laing and Harvey, SHU's top two scorers, shot a combined 13-33 (43.9 eFG%) en route to their 37 points.

-- Johnson/Gonzalez: a combined 6 pts, 1 reb, 1 ast, 4 TOs in 40 minutes. Thankfully it's about to get a hell of a lot easier for these guys, as we've got three games against the bottom 15% of I-A forthcoming.

[Photo: Associated Press]