Posted December 29, 2012 on AP on Fox
C.J. Leslie scored 19 points to lead No. 23 North Carolina State to an 84-68 victory over Western Michigan on Saturday. Richard Howell added 18 points on 8-of-8 shooting for the Wolfpack (10-2), who won their sixth consecutive game. N.C. State shot 55 percent from the field, padding its NCAA-leading field goal percentage. T.J. Warren scored 15 points, Scott Wood had 11 and Lorenzo Brown added 10 for the Wolfpack. Nate Hutcheson scored 16 points to lead the Broncos (8-5). Shayne Whittington added 14 points and Darius Paul had 12 for Western Michigan. The Wolfpack built a 43-36 halftime lead, shooting 60 percent from the field behind a 7-for-7 effort from Howell. The Broncos pulled within 43-38 early in the second half, but they got no closer. N.C. State used a 12-2 run to take a 62-44 lead with 11 minutes remaining. N.C. State scored at least 80 points and shot better than 50 percent from the field for the fifth straight game. Western Michigan hung tough early on the strength...
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