N.C. State's Abdul-Malik Abu (0) shoots while Rider's Kahlil Thomas (0), bottom and Tyere Marshall (20) guard him during the first half of the Wolfpack's game against Rider at PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C., Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016.
N.C. State's Abdul-Malik Abu (0) shoots while Rider's Kahlil Thomas (0), bottom and Tyere Marshall (20) guard him during the first half of the Wolfpack's game against Rider at PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C., Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016. Ethan Hyman ehyman@newsobserver.com
N.C. State's Abdul-Malik Abu (0) shoots while Rider's Kahlil Thomas (0), bottom and Tyere Marshall (20) guard him during the first half of the Wolfpack's game against Rider at PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C., Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016. Ethan Hyman ehyman@newsobserver.com
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