N.C. State 82, Tennessee Tech 69

C.J. Leslie had 21 points as three North Carolina State freshmen

scored in double figures in the Wolfpack’s 82-69 win over Tennessee

Tech on Friday night.

Freshmen Ryan Harrow finished with 16 points and Lorenzo Brown

added 14 for the Wolfpack, who won their season opener for the 17th

consecutive season.

Scott Wood added 11 points for N.C. State, and Tracy Smith

scored all 10 of his points in the second half for the

Wolfpack.

Zac Swansey scored 13 points to lead the Golden Eagles.

N.C. State scored the first five points of the second half and

steadily built its lead behind its freshman trio. Leslie, Brown and

Harrow combined to score 22 of their team’s 24 points during one

stretch to help the Wolfpack go ahead 66-51 with 7:18

remaining.