Jan 4, 2014; Raleigh, NC, USA; North Carolina State guard Anthony Barber (2) goes to the basket against Pittsburgh forward Durand Johnson (left) and guard Cameron Wright (3) during the first half at PNC Arena. Mandatory Credit: Ellen Ozier-USA TODAY Sports

Notre Dame Basketball Preview: NC State @ Notre Dame


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Tonight, Notre Dame takes on North Carolina State. They look to follow up their impressive victory over Duke on Saturday afternoon with their second ACC victory. The Wolfpack enter this contest 10-4 record. Notre Dame is favored by 5.5 points.

Scoring Offense (74.4 points per game)

T.J. Warren lead the Wolfpack with 23.9 points per game. Warren checks in at 6-8 215 lbs. The Wolfpack have two others that average in double figures, Freshman Guard Anthony Barber and Junior Guard Desmond Lee. Notre Dame averages 80.0 points per game.

Scoring Defense (67.6 points per game)

The Wolfpack Defense plays exceptional and poor at times. When the Wolfpack play well on Defense does not depend on whether they win or lose. They can outscore and play defense to win. Notre Dame yields 70.6 points per game.

Rebounding Margin 

T.J. Warren leads the Wolfpack with 7.9 rebounds per game. Lennard Freeman holds down the second spot on the team in rebounding with 6.6 rebounds. Notre Dame out-rebounds its opponents by 5.5 rebounds per game.

Assists

The Wolfpack average 14.1 assists per contest. Anthony Barber leads the Wolfpack with 4.7 assists per game. Notre Dame is 8th in the country with 18.8 assists per game. 

Notre Dame will need another solid performance from its front line to win against North Carolina State. Sophomore Forward T.J. Warren has enough talent to beat the Irish. The Irish need to start 2-0 in the ACC for a successful season.

NC State 68 – Notre Dame 78

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