Recap - North Carolina State Defeats Connecticut 69-65
|Recap - North Carolina State Defeats Connecticut 69-65|
North Carolina State grabbed a 69-65 win over Connecticut on Tuesday, behind a 16-point effort from Lorenzo Brown at Madison Square Garden.
The match was decisive in favor of North Carolina State, but bettors saw the game push as the margin of victory was the same as the closing point spread.
C.J. Leslie had 16 points for North Carolina State and Richard Howell chipped in with 13 points. Lorenzo Brown had 5 assists for them, while C.J. Leslie was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 13 boards.
Connecticut got 19 points from Shabazz Napier in a losing cause and another 18 points from Ryan Boatright. Ryan Boatright contributed 4 assists for them, while Enosch Wolf had 9 rebounds.
North Carolina State hit the break leading 32-31 before taking care of business in the second half.
North Carolina State had a 37-33 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.