This season's rendition of St. Bonaventure vs. N.C. State wasn't nearly as exciting as last year's as the No. 25 Wolfpack dominated for essentially all 40 minutes to earn a 92-73 victory Saturday afternoon.
The Bonnies entered the game limiting three of their last four opponents to less than 40 percent shooting but the Wolfpack still managed to shoot a blistering 57.1 percent. Last year's buzzer-beating hero C.J. Leslie led the way with a career-high 33 points on 10-of-13 shooting along with eight rebounds and three blocks. Senior Scott Wood also chipped in a season-high 23 points and Lorenzo Brown added a season-high 11 assists.
Despite being a blowout throughout, NC State head coach Mark Gottfried elected to only use an eight-man rotation until about the two-minute mark with last year's barn burner still fresh in his mind.
Eric Mosley had a good game off the bench for the Bonnies with a team-high 18 points but St. Bonaventure's starting lineup killed them, combining for a field goal percentage of 33 percent.
The Wolfpack will now get a seven-day layoff before returning to their home court next Saturday for a game against Western Michigan.