The #23 Louisville Cardinals will host the #21 NC State at the KFC Yum! Center. The Wolfpack are fresh off of a win over Notre Dame and also own other notable wins against Vanderbilt, Penn State, Auburn, Miami and Pitt. NC State’s 3 losses currently are to Wisconsin, Wake Forest and North Carolina.

NC State plays with an incredible amount of pace and is one of the highest scoring teams in the nation. The Wolfpack also rebound the ball at an astounding rate and defend the 3-pointer. On the other hand, NC State is not very good at the foul line and foul at an exceptionally high rate.

  Louisville NC State
Strength of Schedule (Ken Pom) 15th 263rd
PPG 79.9 (33rd) 86.7 (4th)
Avg Scoring Margin 11.2 (27th) 17.9 (4th)
Field Goal % 45.7% (108th) 49.4% (11th)
Effective FG% 53.2% (80th) 55.9% (16th)
2-pt FG % 53.2% (91st) 55.3% (38th)
3-pt FG % 35.5% (112th) 38.1% (31st)
FT % 75.3% (33rd) 69.8% (185th)
Team Fouls Per Game 18.1 (153rd) 20.1 (287th)
Opp Team Fouls Per Game 22.2 (6th) 18.3 (178th)
FT Attempted Per Game 24.9 (18th) 19.5 (172nd)
Opp FT Attempted Per Game 19.3 (168th) 22.7 (302nd)
Opp Shooting % 42.3% (90th) 42.7% (105th)
Opp Effective FG% 48.2% (77th) 47.9% (71st)
Opp 2-pt FG % 47.3% (63rd) 50.0% (164th)
Opp 3-Pt FG % 33.2% (129th) 29.3% (17th)
Rebound Rate 54.5% (19th) 55.7% (7th)
Assists Per Game 14.1 (114th) 17.3 (11th)
Turnovers Per Game 12.4 (87th) 13.3 (164th)
Blocks Per Game 3.2 (164th) 4.1 (78th)
Steals Per Game 5.0 (299th) 7.9 (31st)
Opp Turnovers Per Game 12.2 (261st) 17.6 (6th)
Opp Blocks Per Game 3.6 (237th) 3.2 (145th)
Opp Steals Per Game 5.7 (96th) 6.6 (218th)
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