Florida State at N.C. State observations

jgiglio@newsobserver.comFebruary 19, 2012 

After hitting only one 3-pointer between them in Thursday's loss at Duke, N.C. State guards Scott Wood and C.J. Williams were 3 of 10 from 3-point range on Saturday. An improvement but still not enough.

Wood was just 1 of 10 from the floor, despite a history of strong games against ACC teams from Florida. Wood is disappointed in his shooting in the past two games, key losses for the Wolfpack.

"Last two games, you can mark those losses because of me; I didn't shoot well," Wood said.

Wood usually saves his best games for Florida State; he scored a career-best 31 against the Noles as a freshman.

Before Saturday, Wood averaged 14.8 points and hit 59 percent of his 3s (26-44) in seven career games against FSU and Miami.

In the other 40 ACC games, Wood has an average of 9.2 points and has made 36 percent (75-208) of his 3s.

Florida State's Bernard James got a technical foul in the second half for taunting DeShawn Painter after a blocked shot. FSU's Ian Miller and the Wolfpack's Lorenzo Brown were each given a technical for jawing with each other late in the second half.

N.C. State needs to take quicker shots in the shot clock and off of fewer passes when it plays strong defensive teams like FSU. If you're open outside, shoot.

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