State moved to 2-0 with its opening-round 85-65 win over East Carolina in the Charleston Classic.
Lorenzo Brown led all scorers with 16 points, but it was State’s bench that made the difference. DeShawn Painter and Ryan Harrow each had a double-double — Painter with 12 points and 10 rebounds and Harrow with 11 points and 10 assists. State only shot 53% from the floor and hit only 1-of-10 behind the arc, but held ECU to 39% from the floor, forced 20 turnovers and outrebounded the Pirates 35-30.
State will meet the winner of Charlotte vs. George Mason Friday at 6pm (ESPNU).
Tracy Smith played only six minutes due to pain in his knee, and his status for Friday’s game in uncertain.
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