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Pittsburgh Defeats North Carolina State 74-62 - Recap

Lamar Patterson scored 22 points leading Pittsburgh to a 74-62 victory over North Carolina State at PNC Arena on Saturday.

Bettors who backed Pittsburgh were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 3.5 at sportsbooks.

Pittsburgh got 15 points from Talib Zanna and another 13 points from Michael Young. Lamar Patterson contributed 6 assists, while Talib Zanna cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.

North Carolina State got a 23-point performance from T.J. Warren, who was supported by 11 points from Ralston Turner. Anthony Barber had 7 assists in a losing cause for North Carolina State, while T.J. Warren grabbed 8 rebounds.

Pittsburgh trailed at halftime, 34-26.

The rebound battle favored North Carolina State as they grabbed 35 boards, while Pittsburgh only had 29.