DAYTON, OH -- Here are some postgame notes on NC State following the Wolfpack's 76-72 loss to Temple.
NC State returned to the NCAA Tournament for the second year in a row, and it was the 24th appearance
in school history.
The last Wolfpack squad to post more victories than the 2012-13 squad's total of 24 was the 1983
National Championship squad, which posted a 26-10 mark.
This 2013 NCAA Tournament marks the 30th anniversary of the Wolfpack's Cinderella season where head
coach Jim Valvano led them to a National Championship.
NC State posted back-to-back top-four finishes in the ACC for the first time since '03 and '04.
The Wolfpack had won at least one NCAA Tournament game in seven of its previous eight trips.
NC State is the only team nationally to have five players average at least 12.0 points per game.
NC State ranks fourth nationally in shooting percentage (.494) and 13th in scoring (77.5).
NC State is one of 23 schools that sent its football team to a bowl game and its men's basketball team to
the NCAA Tournament.
The Wolfpack went on a 9-1 run in the first half to tie the game at 13-13.
The Wolfpack trailed at half 38-22.
NC State shot 40.0 percent in the first half (10-25) and shot 16.7 percent from three-point range (1-6).
NC State went on a 9-0 run over 2:32 to cut the Owl's lead to 47-39 at the 13:08 mark in the second half.
The Wolfpack made seven straight field goals in a row to pull within eight with 12:13 to go.
The three three-pointers in a row by the Wolfpack (two by Scott Wood) brought the Temple lead to
three with 3:09 left to play.
NC State shot 70.4 percent in the second half (19-27).
A lay-up by Lorenzo Brown pulled NC State to within three with 10.1 seconds remaining in the game.
Despite a comeback that pulled the Wolfpack to within four with 43.8 seconds left and a jumper that
pulled the Wolfpack to within two with 2.0 seconds left NC State fell short 76-72.
C.J. Leslie scored at least 20 points for the fifth time this season (20 points).
Richard Howell posted his 18th double-double on the season (14 points, 15 rebounds).
NC State's leading scorer was Lorenzo Brown with 22 points. He also had four rebounds and nine