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NCAA Game Summary - North Carolina State vs. Massachusetts



(Friday, November 16th)

Final Score: (6) North Carolina State 94, Massachusetts 76

Bayamon, PR (Sports Network) - T.J. Warren totaled 21 points with four rebounds as the No. 6 North Carolina State Wolfpack blitzed the Massachusetts Minutemen, 94-76, in semifinal action at the Puerto Rico Tip-Off.

Richard Howell scored 19 points with nine boards and Scott Wood added 15 points for the Wolfpack (3-0), who will face Oklahoma State in Sunday's final.

Jesse Morgan picked up 15 points for the Minutemen (2-0), who had bested Providence on Thursday. Terrell Vinson and Chaz Williams poured in 13 points apiece, with Williams dishing out five assists against six turnovers.

Vinson's bucket with 11:24 left in the first half pulled the Minutemen within four at 20-16, but the Wolfpack roared back to take control of the game for good.

Lorenzo Brown and Warren hit consecutive shots to up the margin to eight, a try from Purvis a short time later put NC State up 27-17, and a three-point play from Warren with 4:53 left before halftime provided a cushy 35-24 margin.

Wood then hit a pair of three pointers in the final two-plus minutes to help NC State lead 48-32 at the break.

UMass was never able to shrink its deficit below double digits for the entire second half.

Tyler Lewis' three-point play pushed the Wolfpack advantage to 20, at 69-49, with 11:39 remaining, and NC State eventually pushed its lead to a game-high 25 points on two from the line by Howell with 3:22 left before coasting the rest of the way.

NC State was in control in the early stages, scoring 12 of the game's first 14 points thanks to five from Rodney Purvis, but UMass used a short burst to climb within 16-14 after a slam from Maxie Esho.

Game Notes

Massachusetts had won each of the previous three meetings, including a 68-56 decision in Amherst on Jan. 2, 2003 ... NC State shot 56.5 percent from the floor, compared to 40.3 for the Minutemen ... Brown wound up with 11 points and a game-high 10 assists ... Esho finished with 12 points in defeat.

11/16 20:11:11 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CAR 4
TAM 2
Final
IND 91
TOR 104
Final
DET 95
CLE 103
Final
MIA 102
MIL 109
Final
DAL 90
MEM 109
 
2nd
GSW 37
CHI 31
 
2nd
LAL 42
WAS 26
 
Final
AKR 59
BST 47
 
Final
KSU 63
CMICH 53
 
Final
VCU 72
GWU 48
Final
TOL 70
UMO 65
 
Final
MICH 58
NEB 44
Final
BGU 56
NILL 46
 
Final
EMICH 76
OHIO 40
 
Final
VT 70
PITT 67
Final
LAS 53
STJOE 48
Final
TULA 55
TULSA 62
Final
UGA 70
VANDY 62
Final
KYST 59
WVU 65
Final
BUF 77
WMICH 71
 
Final
GEOR 53
XAV 66
Final
EVAN 89
INDST 78
 
Final
ORU 94
TABOR 53
 
Final
OKST 64
BAY 53
 
9:00pm Tonight
PROV 0
DEP 0
 
Final
ALA 50
UF 52
 
9:00pm Tonight
RUTG 0
MSU 0
 
Final
ARK 69
TENN 64
 
2nd
AUB 61
TEXAM 71
 
Final
UTST 56
WYO 44
Final
SDST 58
FRES 47
 
2nd
CALST 54
SDCHR 39
 
2nd
NEV 39
UNLV 40
 
1st
BSU 11
COLST 5
 
Final
PHI 4
ARI 3
Final
NYI 4
NYR 1
Final
CLB 4
WAS 3
Final
PIT 5
WIN 3
Final
MON 3
DAL 2
Final
FLA 4
DET 5
Final
CAR 4
TAM 2
Final
NAS 4
COL 3
3rd
CAL 2
BUF 1
 
2nd Intermission
EDM 1
MIN 1
 
2nd
VAN 0
ANA 1