Found December 04, 2012 on Sox and Dawgs:
The famous line of the late North Carolina State Wolfpack basketball coach and one time UConn Huskies assistant coach Jim Valvano was "Don't Ever Give Up". On Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden in the tournament named after him, both teams followed that mantra to a tee. Unfortunately for UConn, they fell just a bit short as the Wolfpack hit their free throws down the stretch for a 69-65 win over the Huskies. UConn falls to 6-2 on the season while NC State improves to 5-2. Shabazz Napier had a great first half with 15 points but finished with 19 points. He also had two rebounds and two assists. Ryan Boatright had a nice night with 18 points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals. Enosch Wolf also had a great game off the bench as he had 10 points and pulled down six boards. C.J. Leslie, a one-time UConn recruit, and Lorenzo Brown both led the Wolfpack with 16 points and four assists. Leslie ended up with a double-double as he had 13 reb...
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