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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. 


PREGAME

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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  • StunGunn Feb 8, 2014

    Where is everyone?

  • TB from WF Feb 8, 2014

    Congrats to Miami. You play ugly. You make your opponent play ugly. That's how you have to win this year. I think we were fortunate today.

    BTW, when did fouls become "faults"? And TJ's last name is "Warner"?

  • StunGunn Feb 8, 2014

    Whew - good job State, or should I say Cardiac Pack.

  • StunGunn Feb 8, 2014

    Gutting out a win like this makes me think State will be dancing in March.

  • TB from WF Feb 8, 2014

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    Wish I had your optimism, Gunny. :)

  • 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.

  • 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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    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.

  • 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??

  • Super Hans Feb 8, 2014

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

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