Lorenzo Brown makes North Carolina State a dangerous team in transition with his ability to find teammates or take it all the way himself. He just couldn't get the Wolfpack running against No. 9 Miami in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament semifinals.
Brown struggled with his shot while the Wolfpack continued to bumble away chances on the break in Saturday's 81-71 loss, a frustratingly flat performance for a team that had looked sharp through its first two wins in Greensboro.
Brown scored six but went 0-for-6 from the field. Worse, he had five turnovers as the Wolfpack finished with just six fast-break points.
''I don't even think it was the fact that (Miami) got back,'' Brown said. ''It was the fact no one was running. I think it was a lack of energy on our half.''
Brown missed the regular-season meeting with an ankle injury, and Miami needed a last-second tip-in to win that one on the road. But the 6-foot-5 junior and his teammates just couldn't convert on the break in th...