published Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

North Carolina State beats Tennessee Vols, 65-58, for sixth straight win

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    Tennessee forward Jarnell Stokes (5) attempts but misses a layup against North Carolina State center Jordan Vandenberg (14) Wednesday in Knoxville. NC State won 65-58.
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KNOXVILLE — T.J. Warren scored 21 points and pulled down 11 rebounds Wednesday as North Carolina State beat Tennessee 65-58 for its sixth consecutive victory.

North Carolina State (8-2) hasn't lost since getting stunned 82-72 in overtime by North Carolina Central on Nov. 20. This marked the Wolfpack's first road win of the season, as they had fallen 68-57 at Cincinnati on Nov. 12 in their only previous away game.

Anthony Barber had 12 points and Desmond Lee added 10 points for North Carolina State, which pulled away down the stretch after allowing a 17-point halftime lead to shrink to five.

Jordan McRae scored 21 points for Tennessee (6-4), which shot 29.4 percent (20 of 68) overall and 12.5 percent (3 of 24) from 3-point range. Jeronne Maymon had 17 points and 16 rebounds for Tennessee. Jordan Stokes added 10 points and 13 rebounds as the Vols absorbed their first home loss.

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