Senior forward Richard Howell bounced back from a first-half injury to record a double-double in the second half of NC State's 69-65 win over UConn. Here are some postgame notes from the victory.
NC State is now 3-1 in neutral site games this season following Tuesday's game.
NC State is 1-1 in the Jimmy V Classic after Tuesday's game. It lost its previous contest, 69-60, to Gonzaga in 2002 at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, N.J.
Tonight's win was NC State's first win in New York since defeating Seton Hall, 65-62, in the 1989 ECAC Holiday Festival.
The Pack is now 3-2 in the series with Connecticut.
The Wolfpack is now 2-0 against the Big East Conference under Mark Gottfried. It defeated Georgetown, 66-63, in last year's NCAA Tournament to advance to the Sweet Sixteen.
Senior Scott Wood added three more 3-pointers to give him 248 in his NC State career. He now trails Rodney Monroe by 74. Monroe made 322 during his career (1987-91).
Senior Richard Howell posted his 16th career double-double and his third this season. He had 13 points and 10 rebounds.
Junior C.J. Leslie posted his 15th career double-double and his third consecutive one this season. He had 16 points and 13 rebounds.