banner
NC State

NC State easily takes win over Florida State, 84-66

Posted February 19, 2013

FINAL: Behind TJ Warren's career high 31 points and 13 rebounds, NC State easily took a win over Florida State Tuesday.

8:11 second half, 65-52 NC State: TJ Warren and CJ Leslie have a combined 36 points as they lead NC State over Florida State in the second half. 

15:26 second half, 48-34 NC State: The Wolfpack hold their largest lead of the game at the first break after the half. TJ Warren continues to power his team ahead of the Seminoles with 14 points. CJ Leslie joins Warren in double figures with 11 points.

Halftime: Freshman TJ Warren leads NC State with 11 points, five rebounds and a steal at the half. The Wolfpack are beating the Seminoles on the boards 30-10 and shooting slightly better than the Florida team. The Wolfpack have the 40-30 halftime lead.

8:45 first half, 22-12 NC State: CJ Leslie is leading the Pack with seven points and three rebounds as they stay ahead of the Seminoles easily in the first half. 

14:27 first half, 15-8 NC State: The Wolfpack is out to a hot start against Florida State, after two Seminole turnovers resulted in immediate Lo Brown and Richard Howell buckets FSU opted for a timeout. 


After surviving a scare against Virginia Tech Saturday, the North Carolina State Wolfpack are back at the PNC Arena Tuesday evening for a 7 p.m. showdown with Florida State. 

The Wolfpack collected a 90-86 win Saturday afternoon, the second win in a row for NC State, who is 13-1 at home this season. 

Scott Wood poured in 22 points to pace the team while Richard Howell collected 16 rebounds and Lorenzo Brown dealt out seven assists. The Wolfpack were expected to be a contender for the ACC crown this season after their impressive run in the NCAA Tournament a year ago.

They have not disappointed offensively, ranking ninth in the nation in scoring (78.4) on a fifth-best 49.9 percent shooting from the floor, but they are one of the worst defensive teams in the ACC with an allowed average of 73.2 ppg.

The Seminoles' game against the Wolfpack marks the first of two meetings this season between the two teams, who were both selected to finish in the top four of the league standings. Florida State and NC State will close out the regular season in Tallahassee on March 9 before both teams head to the ACC Tournament. NC State is 27-21 in history against FSU.

Although FSU is just 6-6 in ACC action and 14-11 overall on the campaign, it is one of just three teams in the conference with at least three wins over league rivals on the road. Coach Leonard Hamilton's squad is coming off a hard-fought, 69-66 home win over Boston College.

Michael Snaer scored 21 points to lead the way as the Seminoles connected on 51 percent of their field goal tries. Devon Bookert dished out a career-high eight assists in just his second career start to help FSU fend off BC.

Snaer, who has built a Robert Horry-like reputation for big shots at the buzzer, had not netted 20 points in conference action this season before going 8-of-10 from the floor versus the Eagles for FSU. Okaro White chipped in 13 points and eight boards. Outside of Snaer and White, the Seminoles lack a consistent scorer. FSU's interior play has not been up to par this season.

Recently, it was outscored, 32-16, in the paint and also 19-1 in second chance points by a weak Wake Forest unit.

NC State will provide a much tougher test in the post than the Demon Deacons with its unbelievable array of forwards. C.J. Leslie's athleticism has helped him produce 15.6 points and 7.6 rebounds per tilt, while Howell contributes a double-double average of 13.2 points and 11 rebounds per game. The Wolfpack were a much different team while Brown was injured, but they are 2-0 since he came back to tally 30 points, 11 assists, eight rebounds and three steals over the past two games.

Snaer should be able to match whatever Wood and Brown produce from the backcourt, but FSU is going to have trouble matching the Wolfpack on the glass and in the paint. The Seminoles will need to put on an accurate shooting display if they hope to steal another one on the road.

49 Comments

This story is closed for comments.

Oldest First
View all
  • 321oohaw Feb 19, 9:29 p.m.

    Calvin Leslie will be upset.....his source of rent and car payments just got arrested for tax... View More

    — Posted by Jewelry-EricLeak

    ...you are a bore

  • 321oohaw Feb 19, 9:27 p.m.

    State's lack of effort lately catches up with them...Florida State by 4...Carolina beats GT by... View More

    — Posted by anderson

    ...Nice call on the State game genius.

  • 321oohaw Feb 19, 9:23 p.m.

    Prdictions for tonight, State will win but who knows if they struggle or not. BC WILL beat... View More

    — Posted by Deacons

    ...and Wake will finish as one of the ACC cellar dwellers...again

  • Hokies94 Feb 19, 9:15 p.m.

    Impressive win for State. These guys moved their feet tonight. They sealed the deal into the NCAA's tonight. Congratulations to all State fans. Huge win.

  • PackFan1983 Feb 19, 9:11 p.m.

    Finally, a consistently played game the ENTIRE game. Congrats, Warren on 31 point performance. Leslie finally played more to his ability.

  • ugottabkiddinme Feb 19, 9:03 p.m.

    Looks like the Pack got the memo to start fast out of the gate!

    — Posted by StunGunn

    That is how they start a lot of games, but then they let off the gas, and let the other team... View More

    — Posted by FatherofFour

    actually the opposite is true in the unc game...state tried to up the tempo and blow carolina out but it nearly bit them in the rear as the heels had more possessions and put up 52 points in the second

  • wunhunglo Feb 19, 9:02 p.m.

    great game tj warren he is awsome

  • kkevin7048 Feb 19, 9:02 p.m.

    Just another day at the office for the Wolfpack !

  • StunGunn Feb 19, 8:56 p.m.

    Congrats to State. They put on a clinic tonight!

  • kkevin7048 Feb 19, 8:51 p.m.

    3rd place in the ACC...Here we come !

More...

 

 

  • Sun Bowl: Duke vs. Arizona State

    Saturday at 2:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: Teams TBD

    Sunday at 1:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: Panthers vs. Falcons

    Sunday at 1:00 pm on FOX50

  • NFL: Oakland at Denver

    Sunday at 4:25 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: Denver at Cincinnati

    Tonight at 9:00 on 99.9 The Fan

  • CBB: Louisiana Tech at NC State

    Tomorrow at 7:00 pm on WRAL-FM

  • NHL: Hurricanes at Devils

    Tomorrow at 7:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • Hawaii Bowl: Fresno State vs. Rice

    Wednesday at 7:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

Scoreboard
Local
7:00pm Tonight
CHA
DEN
7:00pm Tonight
ECU
FAM
 
8:00pm Tonight
JST
NCCU
 
7:00pm Tonight
CHA
DEN
8:00pm Tonight
HOU
POR
8:00pm Tonight
CHI
TOR
8:00pm Tonight
MEM
UTA
8:30pm Tonight
DAL
ATL
8:30pm Tonight
SAN
LAC
10:30pm Tonight
GSW
SAC
Final
MEM 55
BYU 48
 
Final
BRAD 54
ARKLR 64
 
Final
CCST 55
BRO 67
 
Final
NW 63
ILLCH 46
Final
FSU 63
STET 59
 
Final
GWU 77
OHIO 49
Final
KNST 65
ELON 67
 
Final
ARKPB 70
SUTAH 61
 
Final
PSU 69
DART 49
 
2nd
UCI 72
UWGB 70
 
2nd
COL 71
DEP 54
 
2nd
PORT 64
L 34
 
Half
ABCHRIST 23
SCST 30
 
1st
PURD 25
GWEBB 20
 
1st
NKENTUCKY 18
IDAHO 12
 
1st
FORD 20
MAN 16
 
1st
OSU 34
UMO 9
 
1st
MSU 19
CITA 13
 
1st
GSOUT 20
TRUETT 11
 
7:00pm Tonight
WMICH
ALAAM
 
7:00pm Tonight
MNTER
BING
 
7:00pm Tonight
WAKE
BUCK
 
7:00pm Tonight
SYR
COL
 
7:00pm Tonight
RMU
DEL
 
7:00pm Tonight
VCU
ETST
7:00pm Tonight
FATL
EKENT
7:00pm Tonight
GTDNS
FAIR
 
7:00pm Tonight
ECU
FAM
 
7:00pm Tonight
ILLST
MAST
 
7:00pm Tonight
TEMPL
KU
7:00pm Tonight
PRIN
LIB
 
7:00pm Tonight
UNH
LIU
 
7:00pm Tonight
BONA
MDES
 
7:00pm Tonight
TENN
MERC
7:00pm Tonight
JMU
NORST
 
7:00pm Tonight
ALCOR
NDST
 
7:00pm Tonight
ND
NILL
7:00pm Tonight
CLEM
OU
7:00pm Tonight
UCF
SELA
 
7:00pm Tonight
NAVY
TOWS
 
7:00pm Tonight
BUT
TENNM
7:00pm Tonight
VT
VMI
7:00pm Tonight
ODU
WMARY
7:05pm Tonight
IND
NO
 
7:30pm Tonight
UCONN
CLMB
7:30pm Tonight
STJ
LBSU
7:30pm Tonight
WVU
WOFF
8:00pm Tonight
MCNST
CMICH
 
8:00pm Tonight
COLST
CSOU
 
8:00pm Tonight
SIUE
CHIST
 
8:00pm Tonight
MICH
COPST
 
8:00pm Tonight
MINN
FUR
8:00pm Tonight
TCU
GRAM
 
8:00pm Tonight
TULSA
INCWORD
 
8:00pm Tonight
TTU
LOYC
8:00pm Tonight
JST
NCCU
 
8:00pm Tonight
IOWA
UNF
 
8:00pm Tonight
VANDY
PENN
8:00pm Tonight
LAM
RICE
 
8:00pm Tonight
MISS
SEMIZ
8:00pm Tonight
BAY
SOUTH
 
8:00pm Tonight
CHAT
UAB
8:00pm Tonight
OKLA
WEBER
8:05pm Tonight
SILL
MURST
 
8:05pm Tonight
MIZST
ORU
 
8:05pm Tonight
DRAK
SIMPSON
 
8:05pm Tonight
UMKC
TENT
 
9:00pm Tonight
LSU
COC
9:00pm Tonight
AFA
JVST
9:00pm Tonight
UTEP
KSU
 
9:00pm Tonight
PROV
MIAMI
9:00pm Tonight
ARK
UWMIL
9:00pm Tonight
MARQ
NDAK
9:00pm Tonight
GAELS
NE
 
9:00pm Tonight
NMST
NNM
 
9:00pm Tonight
NCOL
UCD
 
9:00pm Tonight
OREG
UCSB
9:00pm Tonight
CAL
WISC
9:05pm Tonight
EWASH
LCST
 
9:05pm Tonight
PORST
WALLA
 
10:00pm Tonight
NEV
MARS
10:00pm Tonight
CSFU
TAMCC
 
10:30pm Tonight
HOU
BSU
11:00pm Tonight
WICHS
LMU
11:00pm Tonight
WASH
TULA
11:00pm Tonight
SDST
UCR
7:00pm Tonight
CLB
NAS
7:00pm Tonight
WAS
OTT
7:30pm Tonight
FLA
PIT
10:00pm Tonight
VAN
ARI
10:00pm Tonight
ANA
SJS
10:30pm Tonight
LOS
CAL
8:30pm Tonight
CIN
DEN