NC State vs Massachusetts

Balanced NC State routs UMass

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BAYAMON, Puerto Rico -- T.J. Warren had 21 points to lead No. 6 North Carolina State to a 94-76 win over UMass at the Puerto Rico Tipoff on Friday.

Richard Howell added 19 points and nine rebounds and Lorenzo Brown had 11 points and 10 assists for the Wolfpack (3-0), who had five players score in double figures and shot 8 for 18 from 3-point range.

"Everybody was making shots and finding the open man," Warren said. "It started on defense for us. It was good for everybody. I'm glad the older guys finally got into it and were making shots. I'm happy for them."

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Jesse Morgan had 15 points for UMass (2-1). Chaz Williams and Terrell Vinson each added 13 points for the Minutemen. Vinson had a tip-in as time expired in UMass' 77-75 win over Providence on Thursday night.

"That was a very good NC State team," UMass coach Derek Kellogg said. "They're not rated No. 6 in the country and picked to win the ACC for any reason other than they are a good basketball team.

"They were a tough out for us today. They handled our pressure pretty well and did a good job on the boards. They do more of the little things you have to do to win basketball games -- knock down open shots, make free throws, box out on free throws."

Scott Wood hit four 3-pointers for the Wolfpack in the first half, the first capping a 12-2 run for North Carolina State to start the game.

Maxie Esho's dunk cut the deficit to 16-14 for the Minutemen with 13:43 left, but North Carolina State opened up a lead again and Wood hit his other 3s in a 12-4 run that closed the half and put the Wolfpack up 48-32.

"It was a good win for us," NC State coach Mark Gottfried said. "I thought we handled our game plan pretty well -- attacking their full-court pressure and taking the opportunities that were there. We slowed down when we needed to slow down and did a good job managing that type of game."

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NC State's C.J. Leslie drives by Cady Lalanne of UMass in the Wolfpack's 94-76 win. (AP)
NC State's C.J. Leslie drives by Cady Lalanne of UMass in the Wolfpack's 94-76 win. (AP)
Scoreboard
North Carolina State #6 (3-0) «484694
Massachusetts (2-1)324476
NCST:T. Warren 21 Pts
NCST:R. Howell 9 Reb
NCST:L. Brown 10 Ast
UMASS:J. Morgan 15 Pts
UMASS:T. Vinson 7 Reb
UMASS:C. Williams 5 Ast

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PLAYERS OF THE GAME
NC StateMassachusetts
NCST
Lorenzo Brown
UMASS
Jesse Morgan
PtsRebsAstPtsRebsAst
115101531
NC State Wolfpack
L. Brown, G344-72-4510111
C. Leslie, F346-111-480213
S. Wood, F275-100-031315
R. Purvis, G233-70-04138
R. Howell, F227-105-1191419
T. Warren, F298-115-1040321
T. Lewis, G221-33-32145
J. Vandenberg, C40-00-00000
S. Battle, G31-30-01002
J. Lewis, G20-00-00100
T. de Thaey, FDid Not Play
C. Cannon, FDid Not Play
J. Robinson, GDid Not Play
R. Turner, GDid Not Play
Totals 35-6216-3236151994
 56.5%50.0% 
Massachusetts Minutemen
C. Williams, G325-93-425213
F. Riley, G262-60-01005
R. Putney, F254-120-061310
T. Vinson, F195-92-470413
C. Lalanne, F-C130-10-03040
J. Morgan, G254-133-331115
M. Esho, F244-64-540212
S. Carter, F191-41-25243
T. Davis, G102-60-02015
T. Bergantino, F-C40-00-02020
I. Freeman, C30-10-00000
J. Farrell, G-FDid Not Play
Totals 27-6713-183592376
 40.3%72.2% 
ACC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Clemson0-04-017
Duke0-04-053
NC State0-04-0128
Miami (Fla.)0-03-0110
Notre Dame0-03-072
Virginia0-03-0205
Florida St.0-02-08
Louisville0-02-06
N. Carolina0-02-040
Syracuse0-02-085
Boston College0-03-1195
Va. Tech0-03-1233
Pittsburgh0-01-2271
Wake Forest0-01-3331
Georgia Tech0-00-1128

Atlantic 10
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Davidson0-02-0128
Duquesne0-02-0205
La Salle0-03-1114
Saint Louis0-03-140
Dayton0-02-1199
Geo. Wash.0-02-1146
George Mason0-02-1238
VCU0-02-1181
Rhode Island0-01-1223
Saint Josephs0-01-1102
St. Bona.0-01-1337
UMass0-01-1128
Fordham0-01-2196
Richmond0-00-2330
 
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