Wood has to be bigger part of Pack's offense

J.P. GIGLIODecember 30, 2011 

Campbell's defense was focused in on Wolfpack guard Scott Wood and N.C. State was trying to establish Richard Howell on the low block, but Wood has to be a bigger part of the Wolfpack's offense.

Wood took five shots during the first half, and made three, after taking only six shots in the Northeastern win Dec. 22. Wood had 20 points, and 13 shots, against St. Bonaventure on Dec. 20, when the half-court sets were run for him.

With Campbell's proximity, 45 minutes as the crow files down Old Stage Road, and the smaller capacity at Reynolds Coliseum, the building was full. It was a bad combination for State, though, because Campbell's players were fresh and motivated.

Plus, State rarely plays at Reynolds (the third time this season), let alone practices there, so it almost was like a neutral-site game.

Both of Campbell's guards, freshman Trey Freeman and junior Darren White, would start for Boston College. White, who's every bit of 6-foot-4 and 210 pounds, would start for about four ACC teams and fit into the rotation of about six others.

Nice piece of recruiting by coach Robbie Laing's staff, in the case of Freeman, who's from Virginia Beach, Va. White, a transfer from James Madison, also is from Virginia.

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