Appalachian State vs NC State

NC State handles Appalachian State 98-77


RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) T.J. Warren scored 21 of his 27 points in the second half to help North Carolina State beat Appalachian State 98-77 on Friday night.

Desmond Lee added 24 points on 10-of-12 shooting for the Wolfpack, who shot 62 percent from the floor in the season opener for both teams.

Tyler Lewis had 15 points and Anthony Barber had 13 points for N.C. State.

The Wolfpack led 43-40 early in the second half before blowing open the game with a 29-6 run in which they scored on 14 of 15 possessions.

Tevin Baskin scored 24 points to lead Appalachian State. Frank Eaves added 12 points and Tab Hamilton had 11 points for the Mountaineers.

Appalachian State shot 56 percent from the floor in the first half, but slumped to 43 percent in the second half.

The Wolfpack's run early in the second half began with Lewis, the starting point guard, on the bench. Lewis fell hard to the floor on N.C. State's first possession of the half and departed with the Wolfpack ahead 43-40 with 19:38 to play.

By the time Lewis returned at the 13:51 mark, N.C. State had a 20-point lead.

Barber sparked the spurt with a driving layup, a 3-pointer and a pull-up jumper. T.J. Warren contributed four baskets during the run.

When Lewis returned to the floor after stretching his right elbow on the bench, he promptly added two assists and a driving layup of his own.

N.C. State stretched its lead to as many as 27 points, repeatedly blowing past the Mountaineers in transition for easy shots at the rim.

Appalachian State cut the deficit to 89-74 with 2:06 remaining but could get no closer.

The Wolfpack led by as many as 10 points in the first half, but the Mountaineers cut the deficit to 43-38 on a 3-pointer by Baskin just before the half expired.

There was a tense moment between the head coaches with 7:20 left in the first half.

Baskin fouled Barber hard as Barber soared to the basket in transition, drawing a flagrant foul. As Barber writhed on the floor, N.C. State coach Mark Gottfried yelled at Appalachian State coach Jason Capel to express his displeasure with the play.

Capel shouted back at Gottfried before turning back to his players, who had returned to the bench for a media timeout.

Copyright 2017 by STATS LLC. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC is strictly prohibited.
Appalachian State (0-1)383977
North Carolina State (1-0) «435598

Related Video


CBSSports Shop

Men's Nike White Villanova Wildcats 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball National Champions Locker Room T-Shirt

Villanova Wildcats 2016 National Champs
Get the Locker Room Gear!
Shop Now

Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Georgia St.12-620-13104
Arkansas St.11-720-12120
Texas St.11-722-14179
Ga. Southern11-718-15122
UL Lafayette10-821-12114
Coast. Car.10-820-19183
S. Alabama7-1114-18231
Little Rock6-1215-17244
App. St.4-149-21300

TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
N. Carolina14-433-75
Florida St.12-626-914
Notre Dame12-626-1023
Va. Tech10-822-1148
Miami (Fla.)10-821-1242
Wake Forest9-919-1439
Georgia Tech8-1021-16106
NC State4-1415-17141
Boston College2-169-23219
Other games
NFLA 69 Final
FLA 77
MD 77 Final
NCASH 57 Final
UK 89
UMOH 62 Final
ND 74
CORN 60 Final
SYR 82
JMAD 41 Final
UVA 61
SJU 75 Final
DAVID 77 Final
DUKE 111
MCNS 56 Final
MASL 42 Final
ILLST 58 Final
VCU 96
ULM 63 Final
KAN 80
SOU 56 Final
MU 63
MVSU 62 Final
OKST 117
GTOWN 75 Final
ORE 82
OAK 61 Final
UNC 84
COLO 60 Final
CP 62 Final
DRXL 67 Final