Raleigh, NC (Sports Network) - Richard Howell notched 11 points and 16 rebounds as the NC State Wolfpack defeated the Boston College Eagles, 76-62, in an ACC bout at the RBC Center.
Scott Wood scored 16 points with four three-pointers for NC State (14-5, 3-1 ACC). C.J. Leslie added 14 points and C.J. Williams netted 10. Lorenzo Brown came up a point shy of his own double-double as he handed out a game-high 11 assists. The Wolfpack are now winners of eight of their last nine.
For Boston College (7-11, 2-2), Dennis Clifford was the only player in double figures with 12 points. The loss for the Eagles halts a two-game win streak.
NC State got out to a 45-28 lead in the first half. The Wolfpack shot 57.6 percent from the floor in the frame and finished the half on a 24-7 run. The Eagles shot just 39.3 percent in the period and were outscored in the paint 26-10.
Boston College was able to close the gap in the second half thanks to improved shooting and four three-pointers, but the lead was too insurmountable to overcome.
NC State outrebounded Boston College 44-28, including 14-8 on the offensive glass.