RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - T.J. Warren scored 23 points to lead North Carolina State to a 76-66 victory over Long Beach State Saturday afternoon at PNC Arena.
NC State (6-2) pulled away midway in the second half after Long Beach State (1-9) cut the lead to 50-49 with 12:41 left. A three-point play by Warren, as well as key hoops by Ralston Turner and Kyle Washington, led an 11-2 run to give the Wolfpack a 61-51 lead.
Anthony "Cat" Barber (19 points) and Desmond Lee (15 points) controlled the first half. Both players had 11 points apiece as NC State led 36-29 at halftime.
Long Beach State (1-9) scored 14 of its 29 first-half points inside the paint. Dan Jennings scored 10 of his 12 first-half points going right at 7-1 Jordan Vandenberg.
Jennings finished with 18 points and David Samuels added 15 points for Long Beach State.