Monday, November 17, 2008

NC State 65, New Orleans 59

Box Score

NC State
Four Factors
Turnover Rate22.2
Off Reb Rate39.3
New Orleans
Four Factors
Turnover Rate17.1
Off Reb Rate17.9

          Pts   Poss    Off_Eff   Def_Eff
UNO 59 58.6 100.7 110.9
NCSU 65 58.6 110.9 100.7

Not much running occurred, if the slow pace of the game is any indication. But even though we were not able to dictate pace (get used to it), it was nonetheless a solid opener for the offense. McCauley and Costner carried the load and played well:

             ORtg   %Poss   %Shots   eFG%
Costner 124.9 28.8 27.5 70.0
McCauley 132.5 26.7 25.5 55.6

Tracy Smith was productive off the bench, scoring 7 points and grabbing 4 rebounds in 9 minutes.

Mark the occasion:

The Wolfpack had a 34-22 edge in rebounding and an 11-5 edge in offensive rebounds against a team with only one player taller than 6-8.

"They killed us on the boards, " Pasternack said.