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                === Leslie, NC State handle St. Bonaventure ===
 
 Raleigh, NC (Sports Network) - C.J. Leslie recorded a career-high 33 points to
 go  along with  eight rebounds  as  No. 25  North Carolina  State handled  St.
 Bonaventure, 92-73, at PNC Arena.
 
 Scott  Wood  connected on  five 3-pointers  en route to  23 points, while T.J.
 Warren  finished  with 13 points and  seven boards for the Wolfpack (9-2), who
 won their fifth straight game.
 
 "We  all have  stepped up and played  fairly well these last couple of games,"
 Leslie said.
 
 Eric  Mosley  paced  the  Bonnies  (7-4) with  18  points  and  Youssou  Ndoye
 contributed  a double-double with 14 points and 14 rebounds as St. Bonaventure
 had its two-game win streak snapped.
 
 After  a Chris Johnson layup brought the Bonnies within 5-4 early in the first
 half, North Carolina State reeled off a 12-4 run to jump ahead, 17-8.
 
 "We  were intimidated  a little  bit, early.  It looked  like we  were playing
 sluggish," said St. Bonaventure coach Mark Schmidt.
 
 Mosley connected on a pair of 3-pointers during a 10-2 push by St. Bonaventure
 to get back within 19-18 just past the midpoint of the frame, but the Wolfpack
 responded  with a 17-4 run led by Leslie's nine points to retake a comfortable
 36-22 advantage.
 
 A  10-3 spurt by the Bonnies later closed their gap to 39-32 with 1:19 left in
 the first half before a Wood 3-pointer and a pair of Leslie free throws around
 a Matthew Wright foul shot gave NC State a 44-33 edge at the break.
 
 Wood  then  opened the second  half with  a shot from  beyond the arc that was
 followed  by a Rodney  Purvis layup, and the Wolfpack were able to maintain at
 least a 12-point lead for the remainder of the game.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 NC  State improved  to 56-18 against opponents from the Atlantic 10 Conference
 ...  The  Wolfpack now lead the  all-time series, 2-1 ... North Carolina State
 shot  6-for-14  from three-point range  as a team ...  Mosley made five of St.
 Bonaventure's eight 3-pointers. The Bonnies shot 8-for-25 from beyond the arc.
 
 
 
 12/23 01:57:20 ET

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