Sunday, January 25, 2009

Boston College 79, NC State 68

Box Score (pdf)

NC State
Four Factors
Turnover Rate15.4
Off Reb Rate29.4
Boston College
Four Factors
Turnover Rate20.1
Off Reb Rate59.5

          Pts   Poss    Off_Eff   Def_Eff
BC 79 64.8 122.0 105.0
NCSU 68 64.8 105.0 122.0

Courtney Fells grabbed zero rebounds in 31 minutes, which tells you all you need to know about both his effort and the team's.

N.C. State coach Sidney Lowe has been reluctant to use all three big men at the same time, for fatigue reasons, but he had no choice after State was pounded 29-15 on the glass in the first half.

"That group played well for us," Lowe said. "That's something we have to take a look at in the beginning, so we don't get in a hole and give up 15 offensive rebounds."

The Eagles finished the game with a 46-25 rebounding edge and grabbed 22 offensive rebounds.

Smith said Lowe called his players "soft" at halftime and said they were getting "punked" in the first half by a BC team that ranks ninth in the ACC in rebounding margin.

"He was kinda mad but he was challenging us," Smith said.

Sounds like we're going to see more Macrowave.