Originally written on SCACC Hoops  |  Last updated 11/12/14
Virginia at NC State  Date 1/28/2012 8:00:00 PMLive StatsLinkTV ESPN2 Team Stats Embed This Chart On Your Website
More Stat ComparisonsMore Team StatsEfficiency Predicted Final ScoreNC State 55 Virginia 63

Matchup Simulation Stats

  • This game has been simulated 129 times.
  • ST (2012) has won 83 times (64.3% of the time), won by > 20 pts 19 times (14.7% of the time)
  • VA (2012) has won 46 times (35.7% of the time), won by > 20 pts 3 times (2.3% of the time)
  • The average score is ST (2012): 69.0 - VA (2012): 63.9, decided by
  • The game has gone into overtime 2 times (1.6% of the time)
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Virginia Offense 10-11 Four Factors Percent Nat'l Rank eFG% 48.5 199 Turnover Rate 17.7 42 Off Reb Rate 26.7 315 FTA/FGA 32.0 300 Virginia Offense 11-12 Four Factors Percent Nat'l Rank eFG% 50.6 119 Turnover Rate 18.5 51 Off Reb Rate 32.6 168 FTA/FGA 39.9 85

 

NC State has had the luxury up to this point of being able to get out and run when they want to but that doesn't figure to be so easy against Virginia, the slowest team in the ACC and the sixth-slowest in the country. Tony Bennett loves him some half court offense; in his six seasons as a head coach, his teams have never ranked higher than 317th nationally in adjusted tempo. Of the five ACC games they've played this season, only one has cracked 60 possessions.

That pace helps the Cavaliers limit turnovers, for one thing. That's an area where Bennett made an immediate positive impact on Virginia's offense. It's taken him some time to build a team that can shoot a decent percentage with leftovers from the Dave Leitao era of vocal oppression, but he finally has one in 2012, thanks largely to the efforts of Mike Scott.

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CHARLOTTESVILLE-The Virginia men's basketball team plays its second Atlantic Coast Conference game in three days on Saturday (Jan. 28) when the Cavaliers play NC State in Raleigh, N.C., The game is scheduled to begin at 8:00 p.m. 

Virginia enters the game with an overall record of 16-3 and a 3-2 record in the ACC. The Cavaliers are coming off a 66-49 victory over Boston College on Thursday (Jan. 26) at John Paul Jones Arena.

In this week's national rankings, UVa is ranked 19th in The Associated Press poll and 21st in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches poll.

NC State enters Saturday's game with an overall record of 15-6 and a 4-2 record in the ACC. The Wolfpack lost at North Carolina 74-55 on Thursday.

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VirginiaNameGPMinsPtsAstsRbdsStlsBlksTOsFG%3P%FT%Off Eff Mike Scott 19 30.0 16.6 1.6 8.4 0.6 0.3 1.9 58.1 36.4 81.2 61.5 Joe Harris 19 30.1 12.3 1.6 4.1 0.8 0.3 1.3 47.0 36.0 78.7 66.4 Sammy Zeglinski 17 30.2 8.9 2.6 2.9 1.6 0.1 1.5 36.9 36.8 80.8 74.3 Jontel Evans 19 28.8 6.1 3.6 1.9 1.8 0.2 2.2 43.9 44.4 60.0 88.0 Malcolm Brogdon 19 21.4 6.5 1.6 3.3 0.4 0.2 1.6 35.2 30.4 81.0 70.2 Assane Sene 17 20.9 4.9 0.4 3.7 0.4 0.9 1.1 50.8 0.0 68.6 63.6 Akil Mitchell 19 18.5 3.7 0.8 4.0 0.4 0.3 0.6 51.7 0.0 44.0 71.1 Darion Atkins 14 9.3 3.0 0.1 2.8 0.4 0.6 0.1 64.0 0.0 66.7 80.7 KT Harrell 11 18.9 4.7 0.9 1.0 0.5 0.4 1.2 31.5 19.0 70.0 60.2 Paul Jesperson 8 7.6 1.9 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.6 35.3 23.1 0.0 34.2 Doug Browman 7 3.3 1.3 0.3 0.6 0.4 0.0 0.0 60.0 50.0 50.0 111.0 James Johnson 6 6.2 1.5 0.3 1.3 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 56.3 87.8 Thomas Rogers 5 2.6 0.0 0.2 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 20.5 Rob Vozenilek 5 2.2 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 50.0 34.7 Angus Mitchell 2 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0NC StateNameGPMinsPtsAstsRbdsStlsBlksTOsFG%3P%FT%Off Eff Lorenzo Brown 21 32.9 12.2 6.9 4.3 2.0 0.5 3.1 46.2 37.8 74.7 97.0 Scott Wood 20 30.8 13.2 1.6 1.9 0.6 0.7 0.9 47.1 44.4 100.0 81.4 CJ Williams 21 31.3 11.8 2.1 3.8 1.2 0.4 1.4 51.6 36.1 82.1 73.7 Richard Howell 21 25.9 11.7 1.2 9.0 1.0 0.4 2.1 51.6 0.0 73.8 62.0 CJ Leslie 18 26.1 12.6 1.2 6.3 1.3 1.8 2.4 51.5 25.0 61.7 61.1 DeShawn Painter 21 21.3 7.6 0.5 5.1 0.2 0.8 1.1 45.0 0.0 72.1 63.9 Alex Johnson 21 20.0 5.0 3.0 1.9 1.0 0.0 1.8 36.4 31.0 74.2 99.0 Thomas de Thaey 15 6.7 1.4 0.5 1.2 0.1 0.1 0.3 25.0 15.4 75.0 59.5 Tyler Harris 13 9.2 2.5 0.6 1.4 0.2 0.0 0.8 39.4 40.0 62.5 63.8 Jaqawn Raymond 10 2.8 0.6 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.1 22.2 22.2 0.0 35.7 Jordan Vandenberg 7 11.9 2.0 0.9 2.7 0.0 0.7 0.6 87.5 0.0 0.0 104.0 Kendall Smith 5 2.2 1.6 0.2 1.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 66.7 0.0 66.7 126.3 Staats Battle 5 2.0 1.2 0.2 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 33.3 33.3 0.0 64.3 Jay Lewis 2 1.5 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 Patrick Johnson 1 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 Ben Amos00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
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