The No. 11 NC State Wolfpack (23-10) are looking to move on to the second round of the NCAA Tournament when they square off against the No. 6 Creighton Bluejays (21-12) on Friday. This 6-11 matchup in the South Region bracket is scheduled for 4:00 PM.

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Creighton vs. NC State Game Info

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Creighton Stats Insights

  • This season, the Bluejays have a 46.7% shooting percentage from the field, which is 2.3% higher than the 44.4% of shots the Wolfpack's opponents have hit.
  • Creighton has a 15-5 straight-up record in games it shoots higher than 44.4% from the field.
  • The Wolfpack are the 53rd-ranked rebounding team in the nation, while the Bluejays sit at 35th.
  • The 76.6 points per game the Bluejays average are 5.8 more points than the Wolfpack allow (70.8).
  • Creighton has a 17-6 record when putting up more than 70.8 points.

NC State Stats Insights

  • The Wolfpack have shot at a 45.3% clip from the field this season, 3.1 percentage points above the 42.2% shooting opponents of the Bluejays have averaged.
  • NC State is 16-1 when it shoots better than 42.2% from the field.
  • The Wolfpack are the 53rd-ranked rebounding team in the country, the Bluejays sit at 272nd.
  • The Wolfpack average 9.7 more points per game (78.2) than the Bluejays give up to opponents (68.5).
  • NC State is 19-4 when giving up fewer than 76.6 points.

Creighton Home & Away Comparison

  • Offensively Creighton has played better when playing at home this season, putting up 79.3 points per game, compared to 72.5 per game when playing on the road.
  • The Bluejays are surrendering 62.5 points per game this year when playing at home, which is 8.1 fewer points than they're allowing on the road (70.6).
  • Creighton is making 9.9 threes per game with a 37.5% shooting percentage from three-point land when playing at home, which is 2.6 more threes and 6.8% points better than it is averaging when playing on the road (7.3 threes per game, 30.7% three-point percentage).

NC State Home & Away Comparison

  • NC State scores 83.3 points per game at home, and 71.7 away.
  • In 2022-23 the Wolfpack are giving up 2.3 fewer points per game at home (69.8) than away (72.1).
  • NC State knocks down more 3-pointers at home (9.1 per game) than on the road (8.1). It also has a higher 3-point percentage at home (36.9%) than on the road (32.4%).

Creighton Schedule

Date Opponent Score Arena
3/4/2023 @ DePaul W 84-70 Wintrust Arena
3/9/2023 Villanova W 87-74 Madison Square Garden
3/10/2023 Xavier L 82-60 Madison Square Garden
3/17/2023 NC State - Ball Arena

NC State Schedule

Date Opponent Score Arena
2/28/2023 @ Duke L 71-67 Cameron Indoor Stadium
3/8/2023 Virginia Tech W 97-77 Greensboro Coliseum
3/9/2023 Clemson L 80-54 Greensboro Coliseum
3/17/2023 Creighton - Ball Arena