Ncstate 33 46 79
Sandiegost 29 36 65
Date of game: 3/16/2012

Recap: San Diego St vs. NC State

Columbus, OH (Sports Network) - Lorenzo Brown filled the stat sheet with 17 points, nine rebounds and eight assists as North Carolina State pulled away in the second half to down San Diego State, 79-65, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Richard Howell added 22 points, while C.J. Leslie had 15 and Scott Wood contributed 10 for the 11th-seeded Wolfpack (23-12), who earned their fist tournament victory since 2006.

NC State will now face third-seeded Georgetown in the third round of the Midwest Region.

Jamaal Franklin netted a game-high 23 points to go with eight rebounds for San Diego State (26-8), which fell to 2-8 all-time in the tourney. Chase Tapley recorded all 19 of his points in the second half in a losing effort.

"We got beat by a very good team who has been playing very, very good basketball," San Diego State head coach Steve Fisher said. "We're very disappointed and yet immensely proud of the season that we've had and the program that these young men have helped built and grow."

The Wolfpack held a 33-29 edge at the break, but that advantage slipped to just one, 35-34, on Tapley's three-pointer less than two minutes into the second half.

However, that would be as close as the Aztecs would get for the remainder of the contest as Wood's three-point play sparked a personal 8-2 run that stretched NC State's lead to 43-36.

After a pair of Leslie free throws gave the Wolfpack a nine-point lead, 49-40, San Diego State ripped off a 14-8 spurt to close the gap to three, 57-54, just past the midpoint of the second half.

But back-to-back baskets by C.J. Williams and DeShawn Painter put the Wolfpack back up by seven and the Aztecs never got closer than five points for the remainder of the game as NC State pulled away down the stretch.

"First of all, I'd like to say I'm really proud of our team. I think we're a team that has improved as the year has gone on," NC State head coach Mark Gottfried said. "But the bigger picture was I thought defensively today we were very, very good against a really good team."

The teams traded four-point leads over a back-and-forth opening 14 minutes that saw six lead changes and four ties until Wood's layup sparked a 6-0 spurt by NC State, putting the Wolfpack ahead, 31-26, as the Aztecs failed to record a basket for six minutes.

Franklin snapped the offensive drought with a long two-pointer before Howell's jumper gave North Carolina State a 33-29 lead at the break.

Howell netted 15 points to lead the Wolfpack in the first half, while Franklin scored 13 to pace the Aztecs, who shot just 37.9 percent in the opening 20 minutes.

Game Notes

North Carolina State improved to 33-21 all-time in the NCAA Tournament...It was the first-ever meeting between the teams...James Rahon finished with 11 points for the Aztecs...San Diego State shot 37.7 percent from the floor in the game, including an 8-for-23 mark from beyond the arc...NC State shot 58.5 percent in the contest.

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