Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 10/31/14
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 Warren are leading the way...
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