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
Virginia6-017-14
Louisville4-114-416
Duke5-217-21
Clemson5-216-36
N. Carolina5-216-42
Boston College3-313-664
NC State3-313-673
Georgia Tech3-310-9140
Florida St.3-414-545
Notre Dame3-413-760
Miami (Fla.)2-313-422
Syracuse2-413-640
Va. Tech2-413-685
Wake Forest1-58-10132
Pittsburgh0-78-12165

Big Ten
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Purdue8-019-210
Ohio St.8-017-418
Michigan St.5-217-326
Michigan5-316-538
Nebraska5-314-763
Indiana4-311-8111
Maryland4-415-647
Wisconsin3-410-10126
Penn St.3-513-8131
Northwestern3-512-9123
Minnesota3-614-869
Rutgers2-512-8180
Iowa1-710-11149
Illinois0-710-10169
 
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