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After the Buzzer: NC State

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North Carolina State v Louisville Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Louisville picked up another ACC win last night, moving to 5-1 in the conference season. Not too shabby. Late tipoff and there is another game tomorrow, so let’s just get right to it.

Quick Hitters

-Louisville is proving to be a good TEAM. What do I mean? Jordan Nwora shoots 3-12 and 0-7 from three, and the Cards still put up 84 points because five guys score in double-figures and two other guys score nine each. That’s balance. They showed that they can still win games when Nwora isn’t scoring like crazy.

-Speaking of Nwora, he still contributed six rebounds and four assists, so that’s a positive. He still has to gather himself before catching the ball and taking off because it’s a walk every time.

-I like the combination of big guys and the different things they bring to the table. Malik Williams is more of a shooter that stretches the defense. Enoch is the big body down low, and yes I know he can shoot as well. I don’t have a problem with him taking threes. Both are playing very good defense on pick and rolls. They get back to their man pretty quickly for the most part. Malik seems to be playing with a lot of confidence right now and he has impressed me. I feel like there will come a time where both are on the floor at the same time.

-Cunningham and Fore combined for eight assists and four turnovers. Can’t hate that. They also combined for seven rebounds. Talk about big additions to this team. Those two have been awesome for us.

-Dwayne Sutton has picked up some unfortunate fouls lately. One of his charges seemed like a clear block last night. His other one was legit, he does use his off arm and just put his head down and go, and good defenders will use that to draw a foul on him.

-15 turnovers will not win many games in this league. Luckily, NC State had 23 of their own. It was a pretty sloppy game overall, so at least we left it with the win.

-24/29 from the free throw line is a good recipe for wins, especially when your opponent hits 12 three-pointers.

-Games on Raycom Sports…blah. I blame Andre McGee. Why not?

-Two more ACC games in January for the Cards. Revenge game against Pitt and then a Wake Forest team that is 1-5 in conference. You have to win those two games before the February gauntlet gets here. Let’s keep this thing rolling.

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