12:40 PM ET, March 16, 2012
Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Richard Howell has been a solid, if often overlooked, part of North Carolina State's resurgence this season.On Friday, he decided to step into the spotlight.Howell doubled his average, scoring 22 points, and 11th-seeded North Carolina State used its muscle inside and a sticky defense to upset San Diego State 79-65 on Friday in a second-round East Regional game.
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COLUMBUS, OH - MARCH 16: The North Carolina State Wolfpack pep band cheers before the start of the game against...(Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||31-53 (.585)||23-61 (.377)|
|3P Made-Attempted||3-9 (.333)||8-23 (.348)|
|FT Made-Attempted||14-21 (.667)||11-14 (.786)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||13 (0/0)||17 (0/0)|
|» Mar 16, 2012||NCST 79, @SDSU 65||Recap|
NC State outscored San Diego State 38-18 in the paint Friday. The Wolfpack entered the NCAA tournament averaging 33 paint points per game, ranking 11th out of 74 Big Six conference schools.[+]
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