Wolfpack pulls away in 2nd half to beat Central Connecticut

Uncasville, CT – The NC State Wolfpack pulled away from Central Connecticut in the second half to win, 79-65, Tuesday night at the Basketball Hall of Fame Showcase in Mohegan Sun Arena.

Redshirt sophomore guard Dereon Seabron reset his career-high for the third consecutive game as he posted 24 points on 8-of-12 shooting. The Norfolk, Va., native who was named ACC Player of the Week on Monday also shot 8-for-10 from the foul line and finished one rebound shy of a double-double.

Seabron scored 14 of his 23 points in the second half as the Pack outscored the Blue Devils, 47-32, in the final 20 minutes.

NC State hit a season-high 11 three-pointers in the game. The Pack shot 47.8 percent from long-range.

After jumping out to a 14-7 lead, four and half minutes into the game, NC State went over eight minutes without a basket and went into the halftime break trailing, 33-32.

In the second half, NC State scored on its first four possessions of the half to go back in front. After Central Connecticut closed within 54-53 with under 10 minutes to play, the Pack went on a 13-0 run to put the game away.

After shooting just 33.3 percent from the field in the first half, NC State rebounded to shoot 56.7 percent in the second half.

Joining Seabron in double figures was freshman Terquavion Smith with 11 points and sophomore Cam Hayes with 10.

True freshman Breon Pass finished with seven points, the highest point total of his young career while fellow true freshman Ernest Ross grabbed a season-best six rebounds.

NC State is back in action Wednesday evening when it faces Oklahoma State (3-1) at 8 p.m. in the final game of the Basketball Hall of Fame Showcase. The game will be televised on CBS Sports Network.