- NC State scores 61.5% of its points on 2-point field goals. That mark, which measures how teams rely on 2-point field goals for scoring, is the fourth-highest in the nation.
- NC State commits a turnover just 16.2 percent of the time, a mark that ranks 49th in the country.
- NC State is leaning on 6-8 sophomore T.J. Warren a fair amount. He takes 36.9 percent of NC State's shots, the 5th-highest mark in the country.
- 33.2 percent of NC State's offensive possessions involve T.J. Warren either shooting, getting to the foul line, assisting or turning the ball over. That ranks 10th in the nation.
- Weighted by minutes played, NC State is 331st of 351 teams in player experience.
Just days after scoring 41 points in a win at Pittsburgh, T.J. Warren topped that with 42 points against Boston College. Warren got his new career high on 14-for-23 field goal shooting and a 14-for-17 effort at the foul line. Warren had 20 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and three steals - just in the second half.
T.J. Warren scored a career-high 41 in NC State's win at Pittsburgh. It was the most points for a Wolfpack player since Rodney Monroe dropped 48 on Georgia Tech in 1991. Warren, who had 15 points at halftime, scored 26 in the second half on 10-for-12 shooting. His 41 points at the Petersen Events Center set a new record for the Pittsburgh arena.
HE GOT 40 BACK-TO-BACK
After scoring 41 at Pitt and 42 vs. BC, T.J. Warren became just the seventh player in ACC history (2nd in NCSU history) to score 40 or more in consecutive games. The last ACC player to achieve that was Ga. Tech's Kenny Anderson in 1990.
T.J. Warren will likely become the sixth player in ACC history to lead the conference in field goal percentage two years in a row. His mark of .532 is the best in the league among players with 5.0 made FG per game. He shot .622 from the floor as a freshman last season, the second-best percentage in school history.
BIG-TIME SCORING LEADER
T.J. Warren, currently third in the nation in scoring, is the top scorer among players in the ACC, American, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC.
T.J. GETS THE MOST BUCKETS
T.J. Warren leads the nation in made field goals per game. The 6-8 Warren averages 9.8 made field goals per contest, slighly more than national scoring leader Doug McDermott of Creighton (9.2 made per game).
OTHER NOTES ABOUT #TONYBUCKETS
T.J. Warren has scored 20 or more points 26 times this season, which is second all-time at NC State. The record for 20-point games in a season is 28 (Rodney Monroe). Warren's 24.8 ppg average is the most for a Pack player since Monroe averaged 27.0 in 1990-91 and stands sixth in NCSU history.
TURN IT UP AT THE TIP
Ralston Turner, who started for two seasons for LSU before transferring to NC State, has stepped up and become a reliable second scorer for NC State. In his 17 starts this season, Turner is averaging 11.1 points per game. In his first start in conference play, Turner scored 23 points to lead NC State to a win over Maryland. In his 14 games off the bench, Turner averaged 8.6 points per game.
RALSTON IN ACC PLAY
With increased playing time, Ralston Turner has increased his scoring and 3-point shooting in ACC play. Turner averages 10.8 points per game with 38 made 3-pointers in 18 league games. In 13 non-ACC games, Turner scored 8.8 points per game with 24 made 3-pointers.
TYLER TAKING CARE OF IT
NC State has a +3.0 turnover margin when Tyler Lewis starts at point guard. The team's turnover margin is -0.1 when Lewis comes off the bench. The Pack has 17 outings this season with 11 or fewer turnovers, including a game with just six miscues at Pitt.
RALSTON's BEST SHOOTING
Ralston Turner came to NC State knowing he'd be relied on to make 3-point baskets. He made 95 long-range shots in two seasons at LSU. He's having his best college season shooting the trey, with a team-best 62 made 3-pointers.
Jordan Vandenberg lost 40 pounds in the offseason to prepare for his final college season. Adversity struck in the team's exhibition opener when he suffered a sever ankle sprain. He missed four games, but rebounded to play the best season of his career. He scored a career-high 18 points vs. ECU in December. Although not a senior, walk-on junior forward Jevoni Robinson will graduate and not return. The Wolfpack also honored head student manager Travis Eaton during its Senior Day ceremony on March 9.
Kyle Washington, who has started 20 games this season, will be a key player in the future for NC State. The 6-9 freshman owns an accurate midrange jumper and is effective going to his left jumphook in the lane. He scored 14 points with 10 rebounds at Syracuse and scored 13 points at Virginia Tech. Washington pulled in 10 boards vs. UNC and then scored 13 points vs. Miami.
Tyler Lewis and Cat Barber each have surpassed 100 assists for the season, and both players enter the league tournament with 110 assists. Barber needs 12 more assists to reach fourth in NC State history for a freshman.
WHO IMPROVED HIS SCORING THE MOST?
No player has improved his scoring from last season to this season more than T.J. Warren. The 6-8 Warren raised his scoring average an ACC-best 12.7 points from his freshman season a year ago.
WOLFPACK INSIDE THE ARC
Only three teams in college basketball rely more on 2-point baskets than NC State. 61.5 percent of the Pack's points come from inside the arc, the fourth-highest mark in the nation. T.J. Warren shoots .587 on his attempts inside the arc.