WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
- NC State scores 63% of its points on 2-point field goals. That mark, which
measures how teams rely on 2-point field goals for scoring, is the highest in
- NC State is 34th in the nation in guarding the 3-point arc. Opponents shoot
just .306 from long range against the Wolfpack.
- NC State is leaning on 6-8 sophomore T.J. Warren a fair amount. He takes
35.7 percent of NC State’s shots, the 5th-highest mark in the country.
- 31.9 percent of NC State’s offensive possessions involve T.J. Warren either
shooting, getting to the foul line, assisting or turning the ball over. That ranks
23rd in the nation.
- Weighted by minutes played, NC State is 332nd of 351 teams in player
Virginia Tech is near the bottom of the ACC in most offensive
categories, but the Hokies do rank second in
the conference in 3-point percentage (.371). NC State
is among the league leaders in guarding shots on the
arc, which may help the Pack take away the one thing
Virginia Tech does well.
BIG-TIME SCORING LEADER
T.J. Warren, ranked seventh in the nation in scoring,
is the top scorer among players in the ACC, American,
Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC.
#TONYBUCKETS DOUBLING UP
T.J. Warren posted his seventh career double-double
in the win over Wake Forest. He scored 34 points and
grabbed 10 rebounds, his fifth double-double of the
season. Warren reached the mark vs. Cincinnati (13
and 10), Eastern Kentucky (30 and 11), Tennessee
(21 and 11) and Missouri (24 and 13).
RALSTON IN ACC PLAY
With increased playing time, Ralston Turner has increased
his scoring in ACC play. Turner averages
12.0 points per game with 29 made 3-pointers in 13
league games. In 13 non-ACC games, Turner scored
8.8 points per game with 24 made 3-pointers.
RALSTON’s BEST SHOOTING
Ralston Turner came to NC State knowing he’d be
relied on to make 3-point baskets. He made 95 longrange
shots in two seasons at LSU. He’s having his
best college season shooting the trey, with a teambest
53 made 3-pointers.
DIALING LONG DISTANCE
The victories over Miami and Wake Forest featured
15-for-38 shooting from long range. State was 7-for-20 shooting from beyond the arc at Miami and then
the Pack improved to 8-for-18 from deep against
Wake Forest. It was the most made 3-pointers over a
two-game span this season.
NO SOPHOMORE SLUMP
T.J. Warren is in rare company. He has 575 points this
season, the third-most in NC State history for a sophomore.
His scoring average is on pace for second alltime
for a sophomore, behind only David Thompson’s
24.7 in 1972-73.
100 CAT HELPERS
Cat Barber’s next assist will be his 100th
of the season. Barber, who leads the team
with 99 helpers, needs 23 assists to reach
fourth on NC State’s all-time list for assists
by a freshman.
WOLFPACK INSIDE THE ARC
No team in college basketball relies more on
2-point baskets than NC State. 63.0 percent
of the Pack’s points come from inside the
arc, the highest 2-point distribution in the
country. T.J. Warren shoots .574 on his attempts
inside the arc.
GETTING HISTORICAL BUCKETS
When T.J. Warren scored 30 points against both
Florida Gulf Coast and Eastern Kentucky, he
became the first NC State player to post consecutive
30-point performances since Rodney
Monroe in 1991. He then followed those performances
with 22 points against Northwestern
on Dec. 4. His 82 points was the most during a
three-game span since Tom Gugliotta scored 83
during the first three contests in 1991-92.
LIFT FROM LEWIS
Tyler Lewis, who has started the last four
games, has provided the Pack with a spark.
With NCSU trailing Georgia Tech 52-41 in the
second half, Lewis buried a pair of 3-pointers 39
seconds apart. Lewis finished with 10 points, his
first double-digit scoring game since the season
opener vs. Appalachian State. Lewis added six
points and seven assists with no turnovers during
the win over Florida State.
‘TiS BETTER TO GIVE
Over the last seven games, Tyler Lewis has
dished 30 assists against just five turnovers. He
ranks fourth in the ACC in assist-turnover ratio
(3.5:1). He is on pace to break the school record
for assist-turnover ratio, held by Sidney Lowe
(3.35:1) in 1982-83. For his career, Lewis has
132 assists against 46 turnovers.
CRASHING THE GLASS
T.J. Warren is the ACC’s leading offensive rebounder,
pulling in 3.3 offensive boards per
game. He has five outings with five or more offensive
rebounds and has at least one offensive
board in every game except one (Jan. 11 vs.
DESMOND PUTS IT BACK
Desmond Lee, who started the season’s first 19
games, made a late-game put-back to lift the
Wolfpack to two consecutive wins. He rebounded
a T.J. Warren miss with 19 seconds left in
regulation to force overtime vs. Georgia Tech.
He then scored a put-back with :09 on the clock
to ice NC State’s win over FSU.
The trip to Virginia Tech will be the fifth bus ride of the
season for the Wolfpack, and the first trip by bus outside
the state of North Carolina. NC State rode by bus
to UNCG, Wake, Duke and North Carolina. All other
trips have been via charter flights.
It didn’t take long for Anthony ‘Cat’ Barber to become
an impact player at the college level. The freshman
scored a season-high 22 points in just his fourth college
game and has 12 games with double-digit scoring.
Barber, who is averaging 9.7 points per game and
leads NC State in assists, has five outings with 16
points or more this season.
Cat Barber is in the top four among all freshmen in the
ACC in both scoring and assists. Barber’s 10.0 scoring
average is fourth in the conference, while only SU’s
Tyler Ennis and VaTech’s Devin Wilson have more assists
than Barber’s 3.8 assists per game.
GET TO THE LINE
NC State has an 8-0 record when shooting the same
number or more free throws than its opponents. State
is 7-1 when making the same or more foul shots
On Jan. 20, NC State trailed Maryland 31-20 early in
the second half. The Wolfpack erased that deficit to
win 65-56. It was the largest comeback of the season
for NC State. NCSU matched that comeback in the
very next game, deleting a 52-41 deficit to beat Georgia
Tech in overtime. It is the first time NC State has
posted a pair of double-digit comebacks in the same
season since the 2010-11 campaign.
ENDED THE HOKIES’ SEASON LAST YEAR
Richard Howell scored 22 points on 11-for-13 shooting and grabbed 12 rebounds in NC
State’s 80-63 tournament win over Virginia Tech last March. T.J. Warren scored 13 in
the game on 6-for-9 shooting. Jarell Eddie had 21 points for the Hokies, who saw their
2012-13 season end with the loss.