N.C. State's T.J. Warren drives to the basket as Norfolk State's Rashid Gaston (35) defends the second half. ETHAN HYMAN
RALEIGH—Before a week-long break from basketball games for final exams, Richard Howell had found his rhythm, notching double-doubles in three of the Wolfpack’s past four games. In No. 25 N.C. State’s 84-62 win over Norfolk State Saturday, he took that effectiveness to another level.
Howell pulled down a career-high 19 rebounds and five blocks, and he also scored 12 points to extend his double-double streak to three games in a row and four of the last five. At this point, his teammates expect that level of production.
“That’s what he does,” point guard Lorenzo Brown said. “I’m not surprised. He always does that.”