Delaware State vs NC State

NC State 78, Delaware St. 44

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - C.J. Leslie and Scott Wood scored 14 points each to help North Carolina State beat Delaware State 78-44 on Wednesday night.

Richard Howell added 12 points and 12 rebounds for the Wolfpack (11-4), who wrapped up nonconference play with a five-game winning streak.

N.C. State limited the Hornets to 29.5 percent (18 of 61) shooting from the floor, including 23.5 percent in the first half.

Tahj Tate scored 14 points to lead Delaware State (4-9), which lost its sixth game in a row. Marques Oliver added 11 points and Casey Walker had 10 points for the Hornets.

N.C. State opened the game with a 9-2 run and never trailed.

The Wolfpack closed the first half with a 22-0 spurt, scoring on 11 of 12 possessions to take a 42-18 lead into halftime.

Delaware State missed nine consecutive shots while going scoreless for the final 7 minutes of the half.

Reserve guard Alex Johnson helped spark the surge for the Wolfpack. He made a driving layup and a 3-pointer on back-to-back possessions to give N.C. State a 29-18 lead with 5 minutes remaining.

Leslie then contributed a slam, worthy of a dunk contest, after getting a steal in the open court. He lobbed the ball to himself as he leaped, caught it in flight and finished with a two-handed jam that gave the Wolfpack a 34-18 lead.

The Hornets scored fewer than 60 points for the fifth consecutive game. They ended their scoring drought on their first possession of the second half when Walker made a put-back in transition.

Tate, Delaware State's leading scorer for the season, returned after serving a four-game suspension for conduct detrimental to the team. He came off the bench to shoot 5 of 20 from the floor.

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Scoreboard
Delaware State (4-9)182644
North Carolina State (11-4) «423678

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Delaware State Hornets
T. Bell, F302-70-05115
M. Oliver, F235-101-290211
K. Gray, C252-40-05024
C. Walker, G354-110-042110
B. Oliver, G160-00-02000
T. Tate305-204-513014
J. Lawson130-40-03020
A. May110-40-21000
J. Joyner70-00-01000
A. Kasim50-10-00020
J. Marcellus30-00-00020
M. Coger20-00-01000
Totals 18-615-93261244
 29.5%55.6% 
NC State Wolfpack
R. Howell, F283-56-6121312
S. Wood, F275-120-012114
C. Leslie, F226-122-381214
C. Williams, G304-90-07319
L. Brown, G292-64-45518
A. Johnson233-70-03507
D. Painter183-50-08006
T. de Thaey111-32-21014
T. Harris41-10-01023
J. Raymond40-10-00000
S. Battle20-10-01100
K. Smith20-01-21001
Totals 28-6215-1749181178
 45.2%88.2% 
MEAC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
N.C. Central13-325-9202
Norfolk St.12-417-17242
Morgan St.11-514-16326
Hampton11-514-17284
Savannah St.10-613-16279
Md.-E. Shore9-714-20278
S.C. State7-911-20302
Delaware St.7-910-22332
Coppin St.7-98-24336
Beth.-Cook.6-1010-22346
Howard5-1110-24338
Florida A&M5-117-23349
N.C. A&T1-153-29350

ACC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
N. Carolina14-433-75
Florida St.12-626-914
Louisville12-625-97
Notre Dame12-626-1023
Duke11-728-96
Virginia11-723-1118
Va. Tech10-822-1148
Miami (Fla.)10-821-1242
Syracuse10-819-1584
Wake Forest9-919-1439
Georgia Tech8-1021-16106
Clemson6-1217-1668
Pittsburgh4-1416-1774
NC State4-1415-17141
Boston College2-169-23219
 
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