NCAA Game Summary - St. Bonaventure at North Carolina State
(Saturday, December 22nd)
Final Score: (25) North Carolina State 92, St. Bonaventure 73
Raleigh, NC (Sports Network) - C.J. Leslie recorded a career-high 33 points to
go along with eight rebounds as No. 25 North Carolina State handled St.
Bonaventure, 92-73, at PNC Arena.
Scott Wood connected on five 3-pointers en route to 23 points, while T.J.
Warren finished with 13 points and seven boards for the Wolfpack (9-2), who
won their fifth straight game.
"We all have stepped up and played fairly well these last couple of games,"
Eric Mosley paced the Bonnies (7-4) with 18 points and Youssou Ndoye
contributed a double-double with 14 points and 14 rebounds as St. Bonaventure
had its two-game win streak snapped.
After a Chris Johnson layup brought the Bonnies within 5-4 early in the first
half, North Carolina State reeled off a 12-4 run to jump ahead, 17-8.
"We were intimidated a little bit, early. It looked like we were playing
sluggish," said St. Bonaventure coach Mark Schmidt.
Mosley connected on a pair of 3-pointers during a 10-2 push by St. Bonaventure
to get back within 19-18 just past the midpoint of the frame, but the Wolfpack
responded with a 17-4 run led by Leslie's nine points to retake a comfortable
A 10-3 spurt by the Bonnies later closed their gap to 39-32 with 1:19 left in
the first half before a Wood 3-pointer and a pair of Leslie free throws around
a Matthew Wright foul shot gave NC State a 44-33 edge at the break.
Wood then opened the second half with a shot from beyond the arc that was
followed by a Rodney Purvis layup, and the Wolfpack were able to maintain at
least a 12-point lead for the remainder of the game.
NC State improved to 56-18 against opponents from the Atlantic 10 Conference
... The Wolfpack now lead the all-time series, 2-1 ... North Carolina State
shot 6-for-14 from three-point range as a team ... Mosley made five of St.
Bonaventure's eight 3-pointers. The Bonnies shot 8-for-25 from beyond the arc.
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