NOTES: Howell Doubles Up

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Here are some postgame notes from NC State's 80-63 ACC Tournament win over Virginia Tech.

  • N.C. State junior Lorenzo Brown had 12 assists against Virginia Tech. That's the most ever in an ACC Tournament by a Wolfpack player; the previous record (9) was shared by four players.

  • Brown's 12 assists tied for sixth-most in any ACC Tournament game. Wake Forest's Ishmael Smith set the standard with 15 against Georgia Tech in double-overtime in 2007. Last season UNC's Kendall Marshall had 12 against Maryland in the quarterfinals.

  • Brown's 35 career assists in five tournament games are third-best by a Pack player. Julius Hodge had 43 from 2002-05.

  • With the win, NC State improves to 23-9 this season, 37-14 all-time against Virginia Tech, and 2-0 against the Hokies in the ACC Tournament.

  • After shooting above 50 percent in 11 games during the nonconference season, NC State reached the mark for the fourth time since conference play began in January.

    The Wolfpack shot 28-of-53 for 52.8 percent from the floor against the Hokies.

  • Scott Wood has made 21-of-40 3-pointers in seven career games at Greensboro Coliseum.

    He has hit at least one 3-pointer in 30-of-32 games played this year, and also moved into a tie for seventh on the ACC all-time list.

    ACC Career 3-Point Field Goals
    1. J.J. Redick, Duke 457...
    5. Randolph Childress, WF 329
    6. Rodney Monroe, NCSU 322 7. Justin Gray, WF 319
    7. Scott Wood, NCSU 319

  • Richard Howell, a first-team All-ACC Selection, reached the 20-point plateau for the third time this season and fifth in his career. He set his career high of 25 on Nov. 13, 2011, against Morehead State.

  • Howell added 12 rebounds to his 22 points for his 17th double-double of the year and 30th of his career. The 17 this season ties Duke's Mason Plumlee for the most in the league.

  • Lorenzo Brown posted double-digit assists for the ninth time this season and 11th in his career. The 12 assists ranks tied for sixth in tournament history.

    His career high is 13, set twice and most recently against Duke on Jan. 12. He came three rebounds and one point shy of a triple-double.


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