RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) T.J. Warren has been the best scorer in the Atlantic Coast Conference all season. He's making a historic late-season push to be the league's player of the year, too.
The 6-foot-8 sophomore scored a career-high 42 points - topping the 41 he had a game earlier - to help North Carolina State beat Boston College 78-68 on Sunday in the regular-season finale for both teams. It made him the first ACC player to score 40 points in consecutive games in nearly two dozen years and just the third ever to do it in consecutive league games.
Warren, who entered the game averaging 24.2 points and shooting a league-best 52.8 percent, had 22 by halftime and shot 14-for-23 for the Wolfpack (19-12, 9-9 ACC). He also matched his career high of 13 rebounds and made 14 of 17 free throws, helping N.C. State push ahead in the final 6 minutes after blowing a 14-point second-half lead against the Eagles (8-23, 4-14).