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Game: N.C. State at San Diego State Mar 16 2012 12:40PM
Prediction: N.C. State
Grade: Winner (100)
Reason: I'm laying the points with NC State on Friday. Nothing but respect for Steve Fisher and the outstanding job he did with the Aztecs this season. Very few felt this year's team would spend the majority of the season in or around the top-15 in the nation. After all, SDSU lost some serious "guns" from last season's squad, including Kawhi Leonard (getting big minutes with the Spurs), Malcolm Thomas, D.J. Gay, and Billy White. Those four players averaged a combined 48.3 ppg and a couple dozen rpg. This year's edition is all about guard play - and while SDSU has nice talent in the backcourt, they just don't matchup well with NC State's size. All five Wolfpack starters average over 10 ppg. Three of their top five scorers are forwards and the Pack will be one of the best inside-outside combos SDSU will have faced this season. Certainly better than the Aztecs faced in the MWC. NC State forwards C.J. Leslie and Richard Howell combine for 16.8 rpg. Lorenzo Brown is one of the best "dishers" in college baskets, averaging 6.35 apg. The fact they can do damage on the blocks as well as from outside makes this Wolfpack squad a very tough out. They average over 73 ppg on 46.3% shooting and own a plus-8 rebound margin per contest. The Pack are on a 13-4 ATS neutral court run, including a perfect 5-0 in their last five. They're 8-1 ATS in road games against teams that force no more than 14 turnovers per game. And while this isn't a true road game, the point is that SDSU doesn't force a lot of mistakes. I'm backing NC State minus the points on Friday. Thanks! GL! Scott.