NC State knocks off NC Central 87-59

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP)—Brandon Costner scored 25 points to lead North Carolina State to an 87-59 victory over North Carolina Central on Tuesday night.

Ben McCauley added 17 points and the Wolfpack (12-8) outrebounded the Eagles 52-14.

North Carolina Central (2-23) jumped out to a 10-2 lead in the first 3:30 by hitting its first four shots.

However, N.C. State went on a 39-11 run in the next 10 minutes to take a 41-21 lead on Tracy Smith’s 3-pointer.

McCauley was 4 for 5 from the floor for 11 first-half points. Courtney Fells scored all 15 of his points in the first half, hitting three 3-pointers.

The Eagles never got closer than eight points in the second half as the Wolfpack pulled away with a 13-0 run.

Jamar Briscoe scored 28 points to lead North Carolina Central.

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