Wednesday, January 09, 2008

NC State 54, NC Central 29

Box Score

NC State
Four Factors
Turnover Rate24.9
Off Reb Rate28.1
NC Central
Four Factors
Turnover Rate19.9
Off Reb Rate32.7

          Pts   Poss    Off_Eff   Def_Eff
NCCU 29 60.3 48.1 89.5
NCSU 54 60.3 89.5 48.1

-- I'm sure that holding a team to 29 points on 60 possessions is the best defensive performance we've had since I've been tracking these things, so there's that at least.

-- I was about ready to go home at the midway point of the first half. Central's comedy of errors was mildly entertaining, and I got a kick out of their cheerleaders chanting "de-fense! de-fense" while we were shooting free throws (get after it, Rim, you lazy piece of metal!). Other than that, ugh, what a yawner. I don't know, maybe we need an intense environment and a tough opponent to spark some intensity and help us pick ourselves up. That seems silly on its surface, but I'm reaching for anything right now.

-- Courtney Fells has the best cumulative +/- on the team this season, and it isn't close. Which goes to show just how inadequate his replacements are considering he hasn't played all that well--not consistently, anyway.