The only logical explanation I can think of here is that if you step out of bounds you can't be the next person to touch the ball. If that is a rule though that is pretty stupid. He definitely reestablished in bounds.
Kenpom currently has NC State at 53 and Purdue at 36. Winning at Purdue would be a big win for us, especially since it is one of only two games played away from PNC until ACC play begins in January. The other being in NY against West Virginia who is currently 25 according to kenpom.