No. 22 NC State bounces back, blows out Boston College
Field Level Media
Feb 11, 2023
Coming off one of its worst offensive performances of the season, No. 22 North Carolina State rediscovered its scoring touch in a 92-62 rout of Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Mass., on Saturday afternoon.
Jarkel Joiner scored 26 points on 10-of-17 shooting to lead the Wolfpack (20-6, 10-5 Atlantic Coast Conference), who were coming off a 63-50 setback at No. 8 Virginia on Tuesday night. He made five 3-pointers and added six rebounds, six assists and five steals.
D.J. Burns Jr. contributed 18 points and 10 rebounds, and Terquavion Smith scored 17 points -- including the 1,000th point of his career -- for NC State. Casey Morsell also made five 3-pointers and finished with 16 points.
The Wolfpack shot 55.2 percent from the field (37 of 67) and had a huge edge in 3-point field goals. NC State sank 15 of 30 attempts from behind the arc, compared to just 4-for-14 shooting by Boston College.
Quinten Post led Boston College (12-14, 6-9) with 20 points on 9-of-11 shooting. He has scored at least 20 points in five of his last seven games.
Jaeden Zackery added 10 points for the Eagles, who failed to score in the final 3:50 of the game and finished with 17 turnovers.
NC State shot 57.6 percent from the field in the first half (19 for 33) and led 44-32 at halftime.
The Wolfpack have won nine of their last 11 games. The Eagles have lost three of their last five.
NC State built its first double-digit lead at 23-13 on a pair of layups by Burns, the latter with 10:09 left in the first half.
The Eagles had their deficit down to six with 1:45 to go in the half, but Joiner closed out the scoring with two treys in the final 1:20 to push the lead to 44-32 at intermission.
NC State travels to Syracuse on Tuesday, while Boston College plays at Pitt on Tuesday.
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