Men's Basketball ACCtion: Sunday, January 8

Jan. 8, 2012

Pack Flattens Terps in ACC Opener, 79-74

RALEIGH, N.C. - Behind a 20 point, 11 rebound performance from C.J. Leslie, and some clutch free throw shooting by Scott Wood down the stretch, NC State opened ACC play with a gritty 79-74 win over Maryland at the RBC Center Sunday.

Leslie led the Wolfpack in both rebounds and points for his second double-double of the season, and represented one of four State players in double figures. Wood followed with 19 points on 6-of-10 shooting and a perfect 6-of-6 showing from the line to surpass Rodney Monroe's record of 43-consecutive made free throws.

Lorenzo Brown scored 11 points on an efficient 4-of-7 night, and filled up the stat sheet with seven boards and a team-leading nine assists. Richard Howell's 10 points rounded out the Pack players with 10 or more.