I listened to parts of each half, and it wasn’t very impressive. I heard at least two 10-second calls against State PGs. And the Eagles were actually up 10-2 at the first media timeout. Thankfully, State pulled away in the last ten minutes to avoid an embarrassing score in this morning’s paper.
But against a 2-23 opponent, NC State committed a whopping 20 turnovers, including 10 by Wolfpack point guards. Here’s your full boxscore. Notice that nobody is in double figures except the three seniors who went 22 of 31 from the floor and scored 57 points.
Also worth noting was that Tracy Smith played only five minutes; and Farnold Degand played only three minutes while Javi Gonzalez and Julius Mays received 15 and 19 minutes, respectfully.
It appears that Johnny Thomas (9 points in 17 minutes) continued to flash athleticism and solid hustle. The N&O’s article about the game is linked here.
Then N.C. State’s Johnny Thomas took his game above the rim, soaring for a showtime dunk that fans will get a chance to see on highlight tape re-runs if they missed it Tuesday night.
Shortly after the energetic reserve delivered his electric “Johnny Thomas Special,” the Pack also took off and secured a 87-59 victory over the resolute Eagles, who performed better than a 2-23 opponent.
The Wolfpack is now 12-8 on the season.