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Puerto Rico Tip-off - North Carolina State Defeats Penn State 72-55 - Recap

North Carolina State got 22 points from T.J. Warren en route to a 72-55 victory over Penn State on Thursday at Coliseo do Puerto Rico.

Bettors who backed North Carolina State were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 12.5 at sportsbooks.

C.J. Leslie had 14 points for North Carolina State and Rodney Purvis chipped in with 12 points. Lorenzo Brown had 4 assists for them, while T.J. Warren was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 8 boards.

Penn State got a 23-point performance from Tim Frazier, who was supported by 13 points from D.J. Newbill. Tim Frazier had 2 assists in a losing cause for Penn State, while Jon Graham grabbed 10 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed North Carolina State were victorious, as the score was 35-26 at the break.