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With the way it was rolling, North Carolina State might have preferred to play through its week-long holiday break.
The 23rd-ranked Wolfpack will try to pick up where they left off and win their sixth straight when they return to action at home against Western Michigan on Saturday.
N.C. State (9-2) capped an impressive four-game tear last Saturday when it shot 57.1 percent in a 92-73 victory over St. Bonaventure. After beating Connecticut 69-65 on Dec. 4, the Wolfpack averaged 86.0 points and shot 56.4 percent to win their next four games by an average of 16.7 points.
C.J. Leslie finished with a career-high 33 points on 10-of-13 shooting last weekend to become the first N.C. State player to score that many since J.J. Hickson had 33 against Western Carolina in 2008.
The junior forward was also the third player to lead the Wolfpack in scoring in as many games after T.J. Warren had 21 points against Norfolk State on Dec. 15 and Lorenzo Brown contributed 24 versus Stanford three day...
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C.J. Leslie spent most of the first half in a fog. He stepped into the spotlight just in time.
Leslie scored all 19 of his points in the final 23 minutes to lead No. 23 North Carolina State to an 84-68 victory over Western Michigan on Saturday.
''He played pretty good,'' N.C. State coach Mark Gottfried said. ''I don't want him to flip the switch. I want...
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...
North Carolina State coach Mark Gottfried doesn’t want to see C.J. Leslie simply “flip the switch.”
Western Michigan succeeded in chasing down missed shots. Unfortunately for the Broncos, too many of them were their own.
Western Michigan won the rebound battle but lost the game, falling 84-68 to No. 23 North Carolina State on Saturday.
The Broncos (8-5), who finished with a 42-32 rebound advantage, shot just 36 percent from the field. They racked up 22 offensive rebounds, equaling...