Published: Tue, February 05, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Numbers to Put NC State's 24-Point Game Into Context

Numbers to Put NC State's 24-Point Game Into Context

Instead, Virginia Tech's 47 almost DOUBLED the Wolfpack's 24 points, the fewest a ranked team has scored in the shot clock era, which goes back to 1985.

The Virginia Tech Hokies were held to 47 points by No. 23 NC State on Saturday - and won by 23 points. The Wolfpack's 24 points are the fewest in the shot clock era from a ranked team, according to ESPN Stats & Info.

NC State's leading scorer on the afternoon, C.J. Bryce, had just seven points. A week to the day after hitting a buzzer-beating, 3-pointer to beat Clemson on this court, he shot 0 for 12, missing nine times from behind the arc.

Nickeil Alexander-Walker added 11 points for the Hokies (18-3, 7-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who led the entire way despite playing without point guard Justin Robinson.

N.C. State: A demanding three-game stretch ends Tuesday at No. 9 North Carolina.

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It was the fewest points scored by an N.C. State team since a 12-10 win over Duke in the 1968 ACC tournament and the fewest in a loss since a 39-23 decision to Seymour Johnson (the Air Force base) during the 1944-45 season.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Carsen Edwards scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half to lead No. 17 Purdue over Minnesota. The senior came in averaging 14.4 points but left early from Wednesday's win at Miami with an injury, then showed up in Raleigh sporting protective boot on his left foot. Kevin Keatts' team connected on just one of its first 17 field goal attempts, including a span of 13 consecutive misses between the 18:02 and 9:05 marks of the first half. Forward Kerry Blackshear (game-high 13 points and 13 rebounds) had nine quick points.

Despite scoring just 47 points on Saturday, Virginia Tech is fourth among Division I teams in points per offensive possession and pair that with a defense that is 11th in the country in efficiency. No, N.C. State was 2-for-28 from 3-point range and 9-for-54 from the field. We just wanted to keep our swagger (coming out of halftime) and keep taking shots. This was the first time N.C. State didn't claw its way back to even in those games.

The 23rd-ranked North Carolina State Wolfpack took third-ranked Virginia to overtime earlier this week in a hard defeat. "You never want to be part of a loss like that".

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