The problem was on the offensive end, where the Yellow Jackets shot just 37.5 percent, including 18.8 percent from 3-point range.
State coach Bryan Poore made several attempts to flow the offense through Ford, and it seemed to work early in the game. But McBride made an adjustment and the Concord defense began to crowd the lane.
Poore said Ford will be targeted until his supporting cast can alleviate some of the pressure.
"Dave's a marked man because they know that's the only way we can score right now is going through Dave," Poore said. "Early on he was getting some stuff but then they really collapsed on him."
Anton Hutchins and Kendrick Ward each had 14 points to lead State (3-3 overall, 1-1 WVC).
"We're not shooting the ball very well and as a result of that we were taking bad shots as well," Poore said. "As a result of that, now you're getting run-outs and they're scoring and executing. We've been real inconsistent. We've played a couple of games on the road where we were pretty good and then we play some games where we're not very good.
"We're not playing with a purpose right now. We're just kind of out there ballin', and out there ballin' in this league don't get it."
Jordan Davis added 11 points and eight rebounds for Concord (4-1, 2-1).