NOTES: Leslie Joins The 1,000-Point Club

NOTES: Leslie Joins The 1,000-Point Club

RALEIGH, N.C. -- NC State junior C.J. Leslie became the 46th player in NC State history to score 1,000 or more career points.

Leslie's 1,000th point came with 58.3 seconds remaining on his first free throw of a one-and-one. He joins senior Scott Wood as one of two active 1,000-point scorers on the current roster.

• Leslie, 5-of-10 from the field on the day to score a game-high 19 points, was 9 of 11 from the free-throw line. A career 58.1 percent free throw shooter, Leslie is 26-of-33 in the Pack's last three games and has improved his season average from the charity stripe to 65.4 percent.

• Senior Richard Howell, held scoreless and limited to just 12 minutes because of foul trouble against St. Bonaventure, made five shots in the first five minutes and finished with 18 points and nine rebounds.

• Howell made all eight of his field goal attempts, the best performance by a Wolfpack player since freshman J.J. Hickson went a school-record 12-for-12 against William & Mary on Nov. 5, 2007, at PNC Arena.

• Howell's 8-for-8 performance matches four others as the second-best performance without a miss in PNC Arena history. NC State's Marcus Melvin (vs. Wofford on 12/5/2001) and Josh Powell (vs. Clemson on 2/2/03) were both 8-for-8, as well as UNC's Deon Thompson in an NCAA Tournament game against Arkansas (3/23/08) and Duke's Carlos Boozer against NC State (2/19/2000).

• Howell, who ranks in the top 10 nationally in field goal percentage, improved his season percentage to 67.4 percent from the field, which ranks second on the team, second in the ACC and seventh in the nation.

• Freshman T.J. Warren was 7-of-9 from the field to improve his ACC-leading FG percentage to 68.9 percent.

• Senior Scott Wood made the 260th 3-pointer of his career in the first half. The ACC's active leader in career baskets from behind the arc ranks 17th all-time in conference history.

• The Wolfpack's eight turnovers against the Broncos was a season low for miscues.

• State had six blocks in the game, for a total of 29 in the team's last five games.

• The Wolfpack has now won six consecutive games, matching the longest winning streak of head coach Mark Gottfried's tenure at NC State.

• It was also the Pack's eighth consecutive home victory, which is the best home winning streak of the Gottfried era.

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