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COL BKB: N. Carolina St. 69; Conn. 65

Dec. 5, 2012 at 12:46 AM

NEW YORK, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- C.J. Leslie notched 16 points and 13 rebounds in 24th-ranked North Carolina State's 69-65 win over Connecticut in the final of the Jimmy V Classic in New York.

Leslie's partner in the Wolfpack (5-2) front court, Richard Howell added 13 points and 10 rebounds despite missing part of the first half due to a blow to the head from an elbow.

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Lorenzo Brown also scored 16 points for North Carolina State, who had lost two of their last three coming into Tuesday's game.

Shabazz Napier scored 19 to lead UConn (6-2), who had their two-game winning streak broken. Ryan Boatright had 18 points off the bench and Enosch Wolf picked up 10 points and seven rebounds.

North Carolina State led 32-31 at the half and did not put the Huskies away until Scott Wright hit the second of two free throws with 31 seconds to play. The Wolfpack was 13-for-21 from the free-throw line for the game.

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