NC State vs Penn State

NC State puts away Penn State

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BAYAMON, Puerto Rico -- T.J. Warren had 22 points and eight rebounds to lead No. 6 North Carolina State to a 72-55 win over Penn State in the opening round of the Puerto Rico Tipoff on Thursday.

C.J. Leslie had 14 points and Rodney Purvis added 12 points for the Wolfpack (2-0). Purvis was 3 for 3 on 3-pointers and NC State shot 8 for 16 from beyond the arc.

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"It was a good, physical game," NC State coach Mark Gottfried said. "It's good for us to play a strong, physical team that will challenge us around the basket and Penn State did that. Defensively, at times, we were very good. And, at times, we were disinterested defensively."

Tim Frazier led the Nittany Lions (1-1) with 23 points. D.J. Newbill had 13 points and Jermaine Marshall added 11 points for Penn State, which shot 3 for 19 on 3-pointers.

"They put the ball in Frazier's hands so much," Gottfried said. "When he penetrated and pitched it to somebody else, for the most part we got a hand up and covered the shooters pretty good, and they had a lot of tough shots."

Leading 37-30 early in the second half, N.C. State went on a 10-0 run to put the game away. Leslie had five points in the run and also assisted on Richard Howell's 3-point play.

Warren had five points in the Wolfpack's 10-2 run early in the first half.

"T.J. and Rodney gave us a great scoring lift when we needed it in the first half," Gottfried said.

N.C. State will face Massachusetts in a second-round game on Friday.

"I think we will be all right by January. I really do. I like my team," Penn State coach Patrick Chambers said. "That's the goal of the nonconference, play teams like this, prepare yourself to play in the Big Ten."

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NC State's C.J. Leslie has his shot blocked Thursday in the Wolfpack's 72-55 win over Penn State.  (AP)
NC State's C.J. Leslie has his shot blocked Thursday in the Wolfpack's 72-55 win over Penn State. (AP)
Scoreboard
North Carolina State #6 (2-0) «353772
Penn State (1-1)262955
NCST:T. Warren 22 Pts
NCST:T. Warren 8 Reb
NCST:L. Brown 4 Ast
PSU:T. Frazier 23 Pts
PSU:J. Graham 10 Reb
PSU:T. Frazier 2 Ast

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PLAYERS OF THE GAME
NC StatePenn State
NCST
T.J. Warren
PSU
Tim Frazier
PtsRebsAstPtsRebsAst
22812352
NC State Wolfpack
S. Wood, F363-60-05028
L. Brown, G361-105-64437
R. Purvis, G324-71-313112
C. Leslie, F285-84-642114
R. Howell, F194-61-25029
T. Warren, F329-121-181322
T. Lewis, G100-20-03230
J. Vandenberg, C40-00-02000
T. de Thaey, F30-10-01010
J. Lewis, GDid Not Play
S. Battle, GDid Not Play
C. Cannon, FDid Not Play
J. Robinson, GDid Not Play
R. Turner, GDid Not Play
Totals 26-5212-1833121672
 50.0%66.7% 
Penn State Nittany Lions
T. Frazier, G406-2010-1152123
D. Newbill, G366-120-131313
J. Marshall, G344-122-380111
R. Travis, F291-80-02032
J. Graham, F221-52-210134
S. Borovnjak, F110-00-03020
N. Colella, G110-00-00000
B. Taylor, F111-30-02042
D. Jack, F60-00-01010
A. Wisniewski, FDid Not Play
P. Ackerman, FDid Not Play
K. Montminy, GDid Not Play
A. Maduegbunam, GDid Not Play
Z. Cooper, GDid Not Play
Totals 19-6014-173441855
 31.7%82.4% 
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

Big Ten
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Purdue14-427-819
Wisconsin12-627-1036
Maryland12-624-934
Minnesota11-724-1020
Michigan10-826-1225
Northwestern10-824-1251
Michigan St.10-820-1550
Iowa10-819-1581
Illinois8-1020-1564
Indiana7-1018-1679
Ohio St.7-1117-1590
Penn St.6-1215-18101
Nebraska6-1212-19108
Rutgers3-1515-18172
 
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