Boxscore
N.C. State 78, Boston College 73
Saturday, January 5, 2013 4:00 PM
Location - Silvio O. Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Officials - Bernard Clinton, Les Jones, Tim Nestor
Attendance - 6248

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
N.C. State 29 49 78
Boston College 28 45 73

Recap


No. 25 North Carolina State 78, Boston College 73
: Rodney Purvis led six players in double figures with 19 points and the visiting Wolfpack got hot late to ward off an upset bid by the Eagles in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both teams.

North Carolina State (12-2) was 4-of-4 from 3-point range in the closing minutes - two apiece by Purvis and Scott Wood - and hit its last eight free throws to survive a tight affair and win its eighth straight game. Lorenzo Brown had 14 points and Richard Howell recorded his ninth double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds.

Ryan Anderson led Boston College (8-6) with 22 points. Joe Rahon had 18 but missed a potential game-tying 3-pointer with four seconds left. Lonnie Jackson added 11 before fouling out in the final minute.

A back-and-forth second half saw the Eagles ahead 62-59 on Jackson's 3-pointer with 5:31 left. Purvis answered with a three of his own and Wood buried another with 3:47 left to snap a 64-64 tie and give the Wolfpack the lead for good.

Wood's two free throws with 27 seconds remaining made it 74-71. Boston College guard Patrick Heckmann was fouled on a 3-point try with 19 seconds left, but made just two of the three attempts. Wood made two more from the line, Rahon missed from the right wing and Wood sealed it with two more free throws.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Wolfpack had shot better than 50 percent in each of their last six games and entered leading the nation with a 53.5 percent mark from the field. They shot 48 percent against the Eagles. ... North Carolina State made just three of its first 10 free throws, but hit 22 of its last 25. Boston College was 24-of-37 (64.9 percent) from the line. ... Wood scored all 12 of his points in the final 3:47.

N.C. State Wolfpack

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Richard Howell 36:00 3-8 0-0 6-9 5 6 11 1 2 0 0 1 12
Lorenzo Brown 38:00 5-10 0-0 4-4 2 3 5 8 2 1 2 1 14
C.J. Leslie 37:00 3-7 0-0 4-8 1 4 5 1 2 2 1 0 10
Rodney Purvis 35:00 7-10 3-5 2-3 0 3 3 2 5 1 3 0 19
Scott Wood 23:00 2-6 2-5 6-6 0 3 3 1 4 0 0 0 12
T.J. Warren 22:00 4-8 0-2 3-4 0 2 2 1 2 2 0 0 11
Jordan Vandenberg 5:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0
Tyler Lewis 4:00 0-1 0-1 0-1 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 24-50 5-13 25-35 9 22 31 14 20 6 7 2 78
  48.0% 38.5% 71.4% Team Rebs: 1   Total TO: 7

Boston College Eagles

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Joe Rahon 38:00 4-10 2-6 8-11 0 4 4 2 1 0 3 0 18
Patrick Heckmann 31:00 1-7 1-6 2-3 0 2 2 2 5 0 0 1 5
Olivier Hanlan 24:00 4-7 1-2 1-2 0 2 2 3 4 2 0 0 10
Ryan Anderson 39:00 6-15 0-1 10-15 2 11 13 1 2 1 1 0 22
Lonnie Jackson 37:00 4-10 3-7 0-0 1 0 1 2 5 0 3 0 11
Dennis Clifford 24:00 1-1 0-0 3-6 3 2 5 1 3 0 0 0 5
Eddie Odio 7:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 3 0 0 0 2
Drew Jacobs 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 21-51 7-22 24-37 6 23 29 11 24 3 7 1 73
  41.2% 31.8% 64.9% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 7