Packs Xmas Wish List: Defensive Stops/LimitTurnovers

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  • harr2006 Dec 19, 2:04 p.m.
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    ^^ YES!

  • WolfPackInDaHouseV.15 Dec 19, 10:51 a.m.
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    Good game! We got better!

    — Posted by harr2006

    yeah... but, we need to share the ball more... 12 assists last night, and that just won't cut... View More

    — Posted by WolfPackInDaHouseV.15

    I had to read your post twice. NO insults, just good old fashioned intelligent sports talk. It... View More

    — Posted by Tar Heels Victory-Show No Mercer

    Tis amazing what you'll see when the hole fan trolls aren't around....

    :)

  • Tar Heels Victory-Show No Mercer Dec 19, 10:22 a.m.
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    Good game! We got better!

    — Posted by harr2006

    yeah... but, we need to share the ball more... 12 assists last night, and that just won't cut... View More

    — Posted by WolfPackInDaHouseV.15

    I had to read your post twice. NO insults, just good old fashioned intelligent sports talk. It suits you well!

  • WolfPackInDaHouseV.15 Dec 19, 8:31 a.m.
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    Good game! We got better!

    — Posted by harr2006

    yeah... but, we need to share the ball more... 12 assists last night, and that just won't cut it.

    the D was better in spurts, and our shot selection was phenomenal... that's why the Pack is the #1 SHOOTING team in the Nation... High % shots will do that :)

    Feeling very good about the steady improvement of this club, and once ACC play gets here, they'll realize the importance of bringing it for 40 MINUTES, EVERY night.

    Go Pack!

  • harr2006 Dec 19, 8:25 a.m.
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    Good game! We got better!

  • larrys080 .v1 Dec 18, 9:15 p.m.
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    Learn how to spell.It's Christmas....Even the writers got it correct on the web page.

    — Posted by kkevin7048

    +1

  • blueduke4 Dec 18, 6:46 p.m.
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    If Brown can get consistently better as the season progresses, the Pack will be a force when it counts. The freshman Warren is playing on a very high level as well. The rooks getting better bode well for this team.

  • kkevin7048 Dec 18, 5:25 p.m.
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    Learn how to spell.It's Christmas....Even the writers got it correct on the web page.

  • Unc r Hypocrits Dec 18, 4:35 p.m.
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    Harr, I always read your posts. You are the biggest, best cheerleader State has on these boards. I appreciate your information, as I don't have time to look it all up like you.

    GO PACK!!!

  • Hans Dec 18, 2:04 p.m.
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    Well, gee, maybe Santa will leave us a present under the tree.

  • harr2006 Dec 18, 1:53 p.m.
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    Oh and take better care of the ball! lol this all starts with ZO and the last couple games he has been better, which I can say for the whole team seems we are getting better week to week

  • harr2006 Dec 18, 1:50 p.m.
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    I think this is a fair assessment.. If we start playing defense for 40 mins instead of 20 to 25 will be tough to beat

  • harr2006 Dec 18, 1:48 p.m.
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    Gotta have it list-topper: Defensive stops

    NC State ranks 226th in the nation, giving up 68.3 points per game. Granted, that is in part due to their up-tempo pace and they put up 78.4 points per game themselves, but theyll have to lock down defensively before the start of ACC play. With how impressive they have been offensively (Top 30 in scoring, nearly 40 percent from three-point range, best field-goal percentage in the country), working to get defensive stops turns NC State from a Sweet 16 contender to a team that can run deeper into March.

    Gottfried doesnt have a go-to shot blocker or enforcer in the paint, but Richard Howell and C.J. Leslie are both capable of denying or altering shots at the rim. On the perimeter, NC State ranks in the top half of the conference in steals, thanks in large part to guard Lorenzo Brown (2.3 steals per game).

    Stocking stuffer: Cutting down on turnovers

    It usually happens for everyone after the holiday season, hitting the gym and trimming some pounds off the waistline after theyve accumulated from all that eggnog and pie. But for Mark Gottfried and his NC State Wolfpack, theyre trying to trim down on turnovers before the start of conference play after the New Year.

    NC State turns the ball over 14 times per game, which ranks them in the bottom half of the ACC. Against teams like Duke, which turn the ball over much less, conference play will take a toll on them. The turnover number is in part because of pace, as well, but they dont force turnovers particularly well, either, which leads to a low turnover margin.

  • harr2006 Dec 18, 1:44 p.m.
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    http://collegebasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/12/18/christmas-wish-list-nc-state-needs-to-trim-down-on-turnovers-this-holiday-season/

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