Three Points (and 1) from N.C. State's 51-50 loss at Maryland on Wednesday:
1) Mix and match
Some matchups work in your favor and some don't, that's a basic rule of basketball, especially for a team with as many nontraditional parts as N.C. State. Maryland is/was a difficult matchup for N.C. State (and most teams) with its size and athleticism.
Working from the baseline that N.C. State lost a one-point game to a good team on the road, at the buzzer, after a miserable start, the two biggest problems for N.C. State on Wednesday were forward Alex Len and wing Dez Wells.