Warren, No. 25 NC State beat Norfolk State 84-62

Warren, No. 25 NC State beat Norfolk State 84-62
December 15, 2012, 9:13 pm
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North Carolina State's Richard Howell (1) battles for the rebound between Norfolk State's Pendarvis Williams (11) and Brandon Goode (23) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Raleigh, N.C., Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)


RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Freshman T.J. Warren scored 21 points to lead No. 25 North Carolina State past Norfolk State 84-62 on Saturday night.

Lorenzo Brown scored 16 points and Richard Howell added 12 points and a career-high 19 rebounds for the Wolfpack (7-2).

They shot 57 percent and broke the game open with a transition-fueled run that bridged the halves, forcing 16 turnovers and turning them into 21 points while winning their third straight.

Malcolm Hawkins had 16 points for the Spartans (6-7), who lost their second straight - both against Top 25 opponents. They hung around in this one for the first 15 minutes, but managed just one basket in about 10 1/2 minutes while the game got away from them.

N.C. State improved to 29-0 against Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference teams.