Saturday, December 20, 2008

NC State 78, Lipscomb 58

Box Score

NC State
Four Factors
Turnover Rate13.6
Off Reb Rate37.8
Four Factors
Turnover Rate15.1
Off Reb Rate29.3

          Pts   Poss    Off_Eff   Def_Eff
LU 58 66.1 87.8 118.1
NCSU 78 66.1 118.1 87.8

-- Lipscomb becomes the sixth team we've played this season that's kept its turnover rate under 20% against us. Considering the Bisons, like most of the rest, are terrible, that's discouraging. But not surprising.

-- Tracy Smith was once again the Pack's most productive scorer on a per-minute basis. He's so confident, he's not intentionally missing layups in order to boost his offensive rebounding numbers.

-- Nice job by Julius Mays in his first career start: 7 assists and zero turnovers in 24 minutes. An assist rate over 40%. Neither he nor Trevor Ferguson could do much to stop Lipscomb's guards from penetrating though (I can't wait for conference play!).

-- Brandon Costner and Simon Harris were laughing so hard after CJ Williams's missed dunk, I thought they were going to fall off the bench. It's nice to see the guys having a good time.