Saturday, March 07, 2009

Miami 72, NC State 64

Braxton Albritton is Javier Gonzalez in A Dribble To No End.

NC State
Four Factors
Turnover Rate24.0
Off Reb Rate35.5
Four Factors
Turnover Rate8.0
Off Reb Rate37.5

          Pts   Poss    Off_Eff   Def_Eff
Miami 64 62.6 115.1 102.3
NCSU 72 62.6 102.3 115.1

After Dennis Horner hit a jump shot with 13:22 left in the second half, State missed 12 consecutive shots and generally stood idly by as Miami went on a 27-11 run over the next 12 minutes to seal the deal. That drought, a -10 turnover margin, and more uneven officiating--including another bizarre intentional foul call--proved far too much for the Wolfpack to overcome. So it was an altogether unpleasant afternoon, highlighted only by Tim Brandt's impeccable comedic timing.