Posted November 16, 2012 on AP on Fox
It hasn't taken very long for Rodney Purvis and T.J. Warren to make an impact for North Carolina State. Impressive defensive play is also making a difference. The freshmen duo will try to keep the Wolfpack perfect and help the program to its first victory over Massachusetts in the semifinals of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off on Friday night. Purvis and Warren were considered to be among the top high school recruits in the country, giving North Carolina State (2-0) an impressive tandem entering this season. So far, they're living up to the hype. Purvis has totaled 28 points on 10 of 18 from the floor and 6 of 8 from 3-point range through two games. After a relatively quiet game in his collegiate debut, Warren scored 22 points in Thursday's 72-55 win over Penn State. Purvis added 12 points and hit all three of his 3-point attempts. "T.J. and Rodney gave us a great scoring lift when we needed it in the first half," coach Mark Gottfried said. While Purvis and Warr...
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