Tuesday, December 04, 2012 11:56 pm
No. 25 NC State beats Connecticut 69-65
By JIM O'CONNELLAP Basketball Writer
The Wolfpack (5-2), who had lost two of three, have dropped 19 spots in the AP poll over the last four weeks after being ranked No. 6 in the preseason Top 25.
Howell, a 6-foot-8, 257-pound senior, led North Carolina State's second-half rush to the boards. The Wolfpack had 20 rebounds in the second half, 11 on the offensive end - and Howell grabbed seven of those. The Huskies had 13 rebounds in the second half, six offensive.
Shabazz Napier led the Huskies (6-2) with 19 points and Ryan Boatright added 18.