TJ Warren Leads NC State Past Florida State: 84-66


The North Carolina State Wolfpack (19-7, 8-5 ACC) have been in dire need of a dominating victory and that is just what they got tonight. The Florida State Seminoles (14-12, 6-7 ACC) traveled up to Raleigh hoping for a chance to get a solid win under their belt, but it was nothing but Wolfpack tonight as NC State defeated FSU, 84-66.

Feb 19, 2013; Raleigh, NC, USA; North Carolina State Wolfpack forward C.J. Leslie (5) dribbles around Florida State Seminoles forward Okaro White (10) during the first half at PNC Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

Once difference in tonight’s game for the Wolfpack was the absolute offensive dominance of freshman TJ Warren. Warren had a career high game of thirty-one points with thirteen rebounds.

Typically it’s all about CJ Leslie, but Warren stole that spotlight tonight. Leslie still put up a solid performance with nineteen points and ten rebounds.

The Wolfpack shot .625 from three point land, but only made eight attempts (5-8). Their largest lead of the game would be twenty-one points.

"It was N.C. State’s first win against Florida State since beating the Seminoles in the quarterfinals of the 2010 ACC tournament. – ESPN"

This was the first of two match-ups between the Wolfpack and Seminoles. The Wolfpack will travel down to Florida on March 9th for the final regular season game between the two.

Final Score: North Carolina State 84 – Florida State – 66 | Player of the Game: TJ Warren