Leslie leads NC State past Tennessee Tech 82-69
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP)—C.J. Leslie had 21 points as three North Carolina State freshmen scored in double figures in the Wolfpack’s 82-69 win over Tennessee Tech on Friday night.
Freshmen Ryan Harrow finished with 16 points and Lorenzo Brown added 14 for the Wolfpack, who won their season opener for the 17th consecutive season.
Scott Wood added 11 points for N.C. State, and Tracy Smith scored all 10 of his points in the second half for the Wolfpack.
Zac Swansey scored 13 points to lead the Golden Eagles.
N.C. State scored the first five points of the second half and steadily built its lead behind its freshman trio. Leslie, Brown and Harrow combined to score 22 of their team’s 24 points during one stretch to help the Wolfpack go ahead 66-51 with 7:18 remaining.