Warren, No. 25 NC State beat Norfolk State 84-62


RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Freshman T.J. Warren scored 21 points to lead No. 25 North Carolina State past Norfolk State 84-62 on Saturday night.

Lorenzo Brown scored 16 points and Richard Howell added 12 points and a career-high 19 rebounds for the Wolfpack (7-2).

They shot 57 percent and broke the game open with a transition-fueled run that bridged the halves, forcing 16 turnovers and turning them into 21 points while winning their third straight.

Malcolm Hawkins had 16 points for the Spartans (6-7), who lost their second straight - both against Top 25 opponents. They hung around in this one for the first 15 minutes, but managed just one basket in about 10 1/2 minutes while the game got away from them.

N.C. State improved to 29-0 against Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference teams.