State played a complete game tonight to beat an outmatched Boston College 82-64. We (finally) played with passion and a sense of urgency, and executed well on both offense and defense. We mauled BC on the boards 38-24 and once again used good defense to set up transition points.
Purvis had 21 and Wood had 17 (and continues to close in on Ice’s record);
CJ Calvin started off poorly but seemed to settle in overall with 10 points and 9 boards. Zo had a 3-minute stretch where he embarrassed everyone on the court in a maroon uniform. Howell did all his scoring early and broke his double-double streak, but still had another 10-board night. Warren had 13 and 8, and his improved rebounding is taking a lot of the burden off Howell.
State improves to 9-6 and still probably needs to win out to avoid Thursday in Greensboro. Next up is a road trip to Georgia Tech (4-10).
Box Score (ESPN)