Recap: NC State vs. Long Beach State
Raleigh, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - T.J. Warren scored 23 points and the NC State Wolfpack collected a 76-66 victory over the Long Beach State 49ers in a non-league bout at PNC Arena.
Warren connected on 10-of-18 shots and collected five rebounds for NC State (6-2). Anthony Barber added 19 points and Desmond Lee tacked on 15. Lennard Freeman hit both of his field goal tries and grabbed a game-high 13 rebounds.
Dan Jennings had 18 points on 8-of-17 shooting for Long Beach State (1-9), which has lost nine-straight since winning the season opener. Mike Caffey finished with 16 points and six assists and David Samuels posted a double- double with 15 points and 11 rebounds.
NC State connected on 46.7 percent of its shots from the floor and also netted 6-of-6 from the free-throw line in the first half. Long Beach State also got six points at the foul line but hit only 42.3 percent from the floor to enter the break trailing, 36-29.
The Wolfpack really got it going in the second half when they connected on 53.3 percent from the field. The 49ers had seven more field goal attempts in the frame but wasted them by shooting 40.5 percent.
The Wolfpack had a slim, 36-33, advantage on the glass. The two teams combined to go 5-of-26 from beyond the arc.Game Notes