|Postseason NIT - Hofstra Falls 84-78 Against North Carolina State - Game Recap|
North Carolina State got 26 points from Markell Johnson en route to a 84-78 victory over Hofstra on Tuesday at PNC Arena.
North Carolina State won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the -9.0-point spread.
Torin Dorn had 19 points for North Carolina State and C.J. Bryce chipped in with 18 points. Markell Johnson had 5 assists for them, while C.J. Bryce was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 11 boards.
Hofstra got a 29-point performance from Justin Wright-Foreman, who was supported by 14 points from Jacquil Taylor. Justin Wright-Foreman had 5 assists in a losing cause for Hofstra, while Jacquil Taylor grabbed 8 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Hofstra were victorious, as the score was 42-40 at the break.
North Carolina State won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 45-29.