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Game Blog: NC Central defeats NC State 82-72 in overtime

Posted November 20, 2013

FINAL: NC Central took an 82-72 win over NC State in overtime.

1:29 overtime; NC State 74, NC Central 63: NC State has not scored since the start of overtime as NC Central is on a 11-0 run.

End of regulation; NC State 63, NC Central 63: NC State's Patrick Wallace hits a 3-pointer to tie the game at 63 with 2.7 seconds left in the game.

1:30 second half; NC Central 59, NC State 53: The Wolfpack tied it again at 53 but the Eagles fought back with the help of a few Wolfpack fouls. 

5:51 second half; NC Central 53, NC State 46: After NC State tied it up at 46 all, NC Central fired off seven points to give them a 53-46 lead and force NC State head coach Mark Gottfried to call a timeout. 

9:48 second half; NC Central 46, NC State 44: TJ Warren brings it within two points at 44-42 after a short jumper, but he's tagged with his fourth foul on the other end and is forced to sit. A flashy lay-up by Cat Barber forces a timeout.

15:39 second half; NC Central 37, NC State 33: Desmond Lee came out of the half and answered a quick Emanuel Chapman basket. NC Central is continuing to stay ahead of the Wolfpack 37-33.

Halftime: NC Central 33, NC State 27: After a 7-0 start, NC State has struggled to get inside and score. The Pack trail NC Central at the half and are face foul trouble in the second half. TJ Warren and Ralston Turner each have three fouls, Beejay Anya and Tyler Lewis have two.

7:54 first half; NC Central 16, NC State 14: The Eagles have taken the lead mid-way through the first half, taking it to the rim against NC State. Emanuel Chapman leads the Eagles with 6 points. TJ Warren leads the Pack with 5.

11:15 first half; NC State 9, NC Central 8: NC Central has fought back from a 7-0 deficit to come within one point of the Wolfpack. Eagles Alfonzo Houston leads the team with four points.

16:12 first half; NC State 7, NC Central 0: NC State's Tyler Lewis hits the first points of the game as the shot clock expires two and half minutes into play. The basket sparks a 7-0 Pack run and NCCU head coach Levelle Moton calls a timeout.

NC State and NC Central face-off at the PNC Arena as both look to improve to 3-1. 


Pregame: NC State men's basketball will host fellow Triangle school NC Central Wednesda at PNC Arena. The game, slated to begin at 7 p.m., will be shown on Fox Sports South. 

NC State (2-1) enters the contest coming off an 81-66 win over Campbell last Saturday evening. T.J. Warren, State's leading scorer and rebounder, led the team with 23 points. Tyler Lewis recorded career highs in assists (9) and rebounds (8) while committing just one turnover. The win was the team's sixth straight at home, dating back to last season.

NC Central also sports a 2-1 record after a convincing 62-43 win at Campbell on Monday night. NCCU is led by Jeremy Ingram, who averages 25.7 points per game. Ingram scored 27 points at Cincinnati, 21 in a blowout win over Johnson & Wales and 29 against Campbell.

NC State is 4-0 all-time against NC Central, part of the Pack's 29-0 all-time mark against schools from the MEAC. State boasts an average victory margin of 23.3 in the series, but the last meeting was relatively close. NC State held off NCCU for a 65-60 win in December 2011.

Following Wednesday's contest against NCCU, NC State will play Tuesday, Nov. 26 against 2013 NCAA Sweet 16 squad Florida Gulf Coast.

The Starting 5 - The Top 5 Storylines For This Game

1. NONLEAGUE, OUR STATE
Dating back to 2008, NC State is 18-1 against nonleague opponents from North Carolina. That includes three wins over Wednesday's opponent, NC Central. The Wolfpack boasts a flawless 9-0 mark under Mark Gottfried against non-conference NC schools.

2. COMMON OPPONENTS
During this season-opening Global Games Shootout, NC State and NC Central can look at some data against two common opponents. Both teams have played against Cincinnati and Campbell (NC Central played at Campbell on Monday night): Here's how NC State and NC Central stack up against those two teams:

NC State - 69.0 ppg (.444 FG%) | .455 3FG% | +0.5 Reb. Margin
NCCU - 61.5 ppg (.400 FG%) | .250 3FG% | +1.0 Reb. Margin

3. #TonyBuckets
Sophomore forward T.J. Warren, a 2013 ACC All-Freshmen Team pick, stands fifth in the ACC with 21.0 points per game. Known for his scoring efficiency, the 6-8 sophomore has picked up his game in other areas. In addition to averaging 21.0 points per contest, Warren leads the team with 7.0 rebounds and 2.7 steals per game. In the season opener, he shot 13-for-20 from the floor to score 27 points with eight rebounds. At Cincinnati, Warren posted a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds, his third career double-double. Warren then scored 23 points on 10-for-20 shooting vs. Campbell.

4. THE 11TH MONTH
NC State almost never loses nonconference home games in the month of November. The Wolfpack is 15-2 in such contests dating back to November 2008. Gottfried started 4-1 in November non-league games at home during his first year at NC State and then went 2-0 last year. NCSU's last nonconference home loss in the opening month of the season came against Indiana (86-75 on Nov. 30, 2011). Overall, NC State is 56-12 (.824) during the month of November since 1999.

5. DEFENDING RALEIGH
NC State, now 2-0 at home this season, was 16-1 at home last season (15-1 at PNC Arena). Mark Gottfried is 31-7 in home games as head coach of the Wolfpack. NC State has won six straight games at home dating back to last season's loss vs. No. 14 Miami.

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  • GunnyGoesArrrgh Nov 21, 6:10 a.m.

    45 free throws. 4 players fouled out. Against Central? Will they have enough players to play... View More

    — Posted by jam3baseball

    With the refs calling all the reach-ins and hand checks, a lot of games will be foul fests. Until coaches and players adjust, there will not be much rhythm to games, and players - like some of the Central players - will get a lot of their points at the charity stripe.

  • GunnyGoesArrrgh Nov 21, 6:07 a.m.

    Congrats NCCU! Way to go Leville, and E. Poobie Chapman! Time to party at Washington terrace!... View More

    — Posted by Toddler10-21

    I'll tell ya what, Toddler, NCCU came to play! I only caught the second half and OT, but Central can flat out ball. This was actually a good game - liked seeing the fast breaks, etc. Central could beat more than a few teams in the ACC.

  • SmittyIsScaredToDeathOfMe Nov 20, 10:49 p.m.

    NCSUcz was hoping the SEC would take them, then hoping the Southern Conference might take them. ... View More

    — Posted by Chatham Adam

    hurry back with that LINK, pansy.

    thanks!

    :)

  • SmittyIsScaredToDeathOfMe Nov 20, 10:48 p.m.

    Big win for NCCU....no surprise for my Wolfpack. Everyone knew it would be a struggle this year,... View More

    — Posted by dsalter

    +1

    no one that I know was expecting anything much this year....

    :)

  • Chatham Adam Nov 20, 10:39 p.m.

    NCSUcz was hoping the SEC would take them, then hoping the Southern Conference might take them. Now they've got another petition on PackPride to President Obama, this one asking him to get them into the Big South Conference.

  • Mustangfan4life Nov 20, 10:34 p.m.

    So happy for LeVelle and the NCCU Eagle basketball team! Proud Alumni!!!!!!

  • dsalter Nov 20, 10:27 p.m.

    Big win for NCCU....no surprise for my Wolfpack. Everyone knew it would be a struggle this year, but by mid-season there should be a noticable change.

  • dubious Nov 20, 10:19 p.m.

    Well, I picked on the Heels for being eaten by a cupcake, so I'll be the first to admit that the Pack played some ugly basketball. I think there were more fouls called than shots made in the first half. That's no excuse. The refs called it tight both ways and players need to adapt. I believe Central started three seniors and 2 juniors and they schooled our new kids. The good news is I saw some real talent peeking through all that inexperience. Cat Barber is going to be a good one.

  • heelgrad1978 Nov 20, 10:18 p.m.

    Glad to see the Belmont loss is keeping the tarholes shut.

    — Posted by buster102007

    NOT keeping me shut. Much rather lose to Belmont than NC Central. Come on!!!

    Wolf pups!

    — Posted by ayby0611

    then you are a true tar heel fan, happy when another team loses while our team is in the gutter. smh.

  • heelgrad1978 Nov 20, 10:17 p.m.

    This is almost as bad as our lost to Belmont. Was State overrated too and ranked in the top 15 or just us? I hope they don't use the excuse of missing FTs like our fan base did either.

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