Thursday, February 28, 2008

FSU 72, NC State 62

Box Score

NC State
Four Factors
Turnover Rate20.4
Off Reb Rate12.5
Four Factors
Turnover Rate10.2
Off Reb Rate39.4

          Pts   Poss    Off_Eff   Def_Eff
FSU 72 58.8 122.4 105.4
NCSU 62 58.8 105.4 122.4

My favorite part of the game came early in the second half when Uche Echefu received the ball at the top of the key and didn't have a defender within ten feet of him. Hickson and Costner, standing together under the basket having a chat or doing whatever the hell it is they do instead of playing defense, both point at Echefu; neither one moves toward him. So they're both at least in good rebounding position after Echefu misses the three-pointer, but Jason Rich is able to sneak in, collect the miss, and score the bucket.

A microcosm of the entire season, those five seconds.