NC State Handles Appalachian State 98-77

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - T.J. Warren scored 21 of his 27 points in the second half to help North Carolina State beat Appalachian State 98-77 on Friday night.

Desmond Lee added 24 points on 10-of-12 shooting for the Wolfpack, who shot 62 percent from the floor in the season opener for both teams.

Tyler Lewis had 15 points and Anthony Barber had 13 points for N.C. State.

The Wolfpack led 43-40 early in the second half before blowing open the game with a 29-6 run in which they scored on 14 of 15 possessions.

Tevin Baskin scored 24 points to lead Appalachian State. Frank Eaves added 12 points and Tab Hamilton had 11 points for the Mountaineers.

Appalachian State shot 56 percent from the floor in the first half, but slumped to 43 percent in the second half.