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Blog: Warren leads NC State with 27 points to 56-55 win over Miami

Posted February 8, 2014

Ralston Turner (22) dribbles to the basket during action at the Dean E. Smith Center between the North Carolina Tar Heels and the North Carolina State Wolfpack on February 1, 2014 in Chapel Hill, NC. (Will Bratton/WRAL contributor)

Final: Miami 55, NC State 55: Turner took NC State with 16 points to a 6-point lead in the first half. TJ Warren stepped up in the second half and gave NC State 9-point lead. Late in the second half Miami came back late to give the game a close end.

3:31 2nd: Miami 46, NC State 49: Miami made it a three point game late in the second half.

NC State has Warren and Washington with 3 faults and Vandenberg with 4.

7:20 2nd: Miami 38, NC State 45: NC State still has a 7-point lead as Warren has now 19 points. Rion Brown has 15 of Miami's 38 points.

11:55 2nd: Miami 36, NC State 43: Miami trimmed the lead to 7 points midway through second half.

TJ Warren is now lead scorer with 17 points.

13:45 2nd: Miami 32, NC State 41: The Wolfpack's lead is now 9 points as TJ Warren scored 8 of NC State's 9 points in the second half.

Half: Miami 26, NC State 32: Ralston Turner stepped up after two early faults fron TJ Warner and scored half of the Wolfpack's points in the first half. 

The 16 points Turner scored, are all field goals.

2:08 1st: Miami 22, NC State 26: Turner keeps scoring for NC State while Rion Brown already scored 10 of Miami's 22 points. NC State has a 4-point lead late in the first half.

7:54 1st: Miami 14, NC State 15: Miami comes back as NC State are only shooting 38% from the floor midway through first half.

10:45 1st: Miami 12, NC State 15: Ralston Turner gives NC State a 3-point lead as he becomes the lead scorer of the game with 7 points. 

15:59 1st: Miami 5, NC State 5: It's a close game early in the first half. TJ Warren is the only player that scored for NC State, but has already made two faults.

20:00 1st: NC State at Miami: NC State visits Miami in search of bounce back and starts with Lewis, Vandenberg, Turner, Warren and Washington. 


Both the NC State Wolfpack and Miami Hurricanes are coming off losses in Atlantic Coast Conference play, and will try to rebound as they clash in a conference showdown at the BankUnited Center.

NC State had won three in a row prior to an 84-70 loss at North Carolina last Saturday. The Wolfpack slipped back to 4-5 in ACC play this season, and sit five games back of Syracuse for the conference lead.

Miami broke up a three-game losing streak with a non-conference win over Norfolk State last Saturday, but jumped back in the loss column with a defeat at the hands of Pittsburgh, 59-55, in overtime Wednesday. The Hurricanes fell to 2-7 in ACC play this season.

NC State leads the all-time series with Miami, 9-5. The two programs will meet up again later this season in Raleigh on March 1.

North Carolina jumped ahead of NC State 40-23 at the end of the first half in last Saturday's contest, which proved to be too great of a lead for the Wolfpack to overcome. Although the Wolfpack shot 65.4 percent in the second period, the Tar Heels still managed to hold on for the win. T.J. Warren led NC State with 21 points in the contest, adding eight rebounds to his stat line. Desmond Lee chipped in 18 points, and Anthony Barber added 12. NC State shot a dismal 25 percent in the first half of the game.

Warren tops the Wolfpack this season in scoring, and is one of the top scorers in the ACC with a 22.4 ppg average on 51.5 percent shooting from the floor. Warren is also the team's leader in rebounding at 7.3 rpg, and in steals with 34. Barber is second in scoring this season at 10.8 ppg, followed closely by Lee at 10.5 ppg. Barber leads the team with 89 assists on the year with just 44 turnovers. The Wolfpack are averaging 71.9 ppg this season.

Pittsburgh took a one-point lead into the locker room over Miami in Wednesday's ACC clash, and both teams went south offensively in the second half. Miami outscored Pitt, 18-17, in the second half to force overtime, where the Panthers prevailed. Rion Brown led the Hurricanes with 21 points, and Garrius Adams tallied 10 in the losing effort.

Brown has proven to be the best scorer for the 'Canes this season, as the only player averaging double-digit scoring totals. Brown nets 14.3 ppg this season on 43.2 percent shooting from the floor. Adams isn't too far off the double- digit point total average at 9.8 ppg. He tops the Hurricanes in assists with 62 on the year, and Donnavan Kirk is tops in rebounding at 6.1 rpg. The 'Canes are scoring an average of just 61.3 ppg through 22 games played.

Miami seems to have plenty of issues on the offensive end, having turned the ball over 240 times on the season, equal to the number of assists the team has racked up. The Wolfpack should be able to score at will, even on the road.


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  • Jcwolf75 Feb 10, 2014

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    its possible, but the tip to upstate this week will be a beat down for sure...

  • ACC22 Feb 9, 2014

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    Speaking of learning how to read.

    In 1990, accusations of rules violations surfaced in the book Personal Fouls by Peter Golenbock. These accusations centered mostly on high school All-American Chris Washburn, who managed only a 470 out of 1600 on his SAT (with 400 being the starting score).[9] A 1989 NCAA investigation cleared Valvano, but found that players sold shoes and game tickets. As a result, NC State placed its basketball program on probation for two years (the maximum) and was banned from participating in the 1990 NCAA tournament. The state-appointed Poole Commission issued a 32-page report that concluded that there were no major violations of NCAA regulations, and that Valvano and his staff's inadequate oversight of players' academic progress violated "the spirit, not the letter of the law." After this report, Valvano was forced to resign as the school's athletic director in October 1989. He remained as basketball coach through the 1989–1990 season. Under subsequent pressure from the school's faculty and new Chancellor, Valvano negotiated a settlement with NC State and resigned as basketball coach on April 7, 1990. Six separate entities investigated Valvano and the NC State basketball program including the NC State Faculty Senate, the North Carolina Attorney General, the University of North Carolina Board of Governors, the NC State Board of Trustees, and the NCAA. None of them found any recruiting or financial improprieties. However, a school investigation did reveal that Valvano's student athletes did not perform well in the classroom, as only 11 of the players that he coached prior to 1988 had maintained an average of C or better.[10] This was perhaps due to his persistence in recruiting students deemed to be "academic exceptions."

    Valvano's version of these events can be found in his 1991 autobiography, Valvano: They Gave Me a Lifetime Contract, and Then They Declared Me Dead.

  • JPDOhio Feb 9, 2014

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    I would agree that risking the foul call on the Hail Mary was dumb. It was a good no call, but Kyle should not have risked getting that close. The elbow review was a joke. He never raised his arms above his shoulders and his elbows were tucked in as far as possible. With 3 guys pressing in on him, I don't know what else he could have done. I understand the reason for the rule and don't disagree with it. But, in this case, it was a good call by the refs to let it go.

  • tom3310 Feb 9, 2014

    I have been a NC State fan for a long time. Only State can have a 3 point lead with seconds to go and a chance to hold onto the ball and run out the clock, but instead we bounce the ball off a leg and Miami gets an uncontested layup, and then give them a chance to tie the game on free throws, but of course that would be too simple. We get the ball after a missed free throw and almost get a technical flagrant foul for a elbow. Kyle Washington gets the bone-head award for the game. Not only does the almost lose the game for the elbow, it misses both free throws, and runs over to the Miami player and floors him during a desperation shot. What the hell is he thinking? Oh, yea, he wasn't. Gotfried has some work to do with the team to avoid bone-head ways to lose games.

  • FordMan Feb 8, 2014

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    Just like all the NO CALLS Carolina has always gotten all those years when DEAN SMITH was coaching and now Roy Williams. You and the rest of the Carolina fans can`t say one word . Carolina fans should be the last fans to talk about no calls . Carolina gets all the Calls . BY THE WAY CAROLINA PLAYS NEEDS TO LEARN HOW TO READ FIRST BEFORE PLAYING BALL LOL

  • Super Hans Feb 8, 2014

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    It ain't being young. It's being coached by Gottfried. No smarts.

  • CarolinaBlue (.791) Feb 8, 2014

    How about that no-call at the end when the State player decked the guy trying to shoot a half-court shot??

  • StunGunn Feb 8, 2014

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    The ARE young, but they are tough, and they don't give up, as evidenced by today's game and look at how they played in the second half at Chapel Hill. Agree it will take more wins, but State's already played the tougher part of their schedule, so those wins will most likely be attainable.

  • jmcdow2792 Feb 8, 2014

    "Gutting out a win" is a good description. I can't recall one like this. Had Lee just held that ball with 10 seconds and a 3 point lead we wouldn't have had such a gut check. Oh well, they are young. I'm guessing it will take some more wins and a good showing in the tournament to get into the NCAA.

  • StunGunn Feb 8, 2014

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    State has played most of its tougher games, and I think their schedule heading down the stretch is very favorable for State to win enough of those games to make the Tourney.




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