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RALEIGH, N. Cheap Bucks Jerseys China .C. -- Theres a long list of things that North Carolina State coach Mark Gottfried figures his young team will improve on as the season wears on.It includes how to play with a lead and put a team away.Sophomore Torin Dorn had 22 points and 11 rebounds to help N.C. State beat Boston University 77-73 on Saturday, though the Wolfpack blew a 13-point first-half lead then squandered much of a 16-point lead in the final 9 minutes to end up with a two-possession margin.I feel like once we get somebody down, Dorn said, we have to get them out of here.Terry Henderson added 23 points for the Wolfpack (6-2), who fell behind briefly early in the second half before going on a 17-3 run to go back ahead by double figures.But the Wolfpack had its troubles, from some repeated defensive mistakes to sputtering at times against a zone defense and missing a lot of second-half free throws that could have protected the big lead.Henderson, a senior, said he sensed the team playing lackadaisical sometimes as a possible explanation for the trouble holding the lead.Theyre going to learn and the best way theyre going to learn is to get them right in the fire, just like theyre doing right now, Gottfried said. Id love to blow every team out by 25 points. That would be wonderful. Weve got a young team thats going to get better and theyre going to get better every day. Were going to figure it out.Eric Fanning scored 16 points to lead BU (4-4), who took a 44-42 lead on Kyle Foremans drive with 16:25 left. But freshman Markell Johnson answered with a 3-pointer, then the Wolfpack scored on six straight possessions to go back up by double figures.I thought just little things, in terms of attention to detail, we werent sharp on, BU coach Joe Jones said. Youre going to have to be sharper than that to beat this type of team.BIG PICTUREBoston U: The Terriers keep sticking with their balanced-offense formula that could help them withstand some tough shooting days once they reach Patriot League play. While Fanning led the way, Tyler Scanlon (15 points), Justin Alston (12) and Cheddi Mosely (12) all hit double figures, too.I was pleased we didnt fold, Jones said of his teams response to falling behind by 16.N.C. State: Defense remains a major question for a young team thats still taking shape. Four days after allowing Illinois to shoot 68 percent after halftime, N.C. State allowed BU to shoot 56 percent in the second half -- including one possession that saw Scanlon pump-fake the Wolfpacks Abdul-Malik Abu off the floor at the 3-point arc and dribble all the way to the rim for an uncontested layup.We got better in my opinion from last game, Gottfried said.TIP-INSBoston U: Jones, in his sixth year, fell to 2-1 against Atlantic Coast Conference opponents at BU, the last being a win at current Big Ten member Maryland in December 2013. ... The Terriers shot 7 of 28 (25 percent) from 3-point range. ... BU scored all 12 of its points off turnovers after halftime. ... BU made 12 of 23 free throws (52 percent) for the game. ... Kyle Foreman had nine assists.N.C. State: Freshman Ted Kapita made his first career start, posting six points and five rebounds before fouling out in 17 minutes. ... Dorn matched his career high for rebounds. ... Fellow rookie Dennis Smith Jr. had 15 points, including an alley-oop dunk off a feed from Johnson during the go-ahead run. ... The Wolfpack shot just 13 of 23 from the foul line (57 percent) after halftime.UP NEXTBoston U: The Terriers host Canisius on Wednesday night.N.C. State: The Wolfpack emerges from a weeklong exam break to face Tennessee State in the programs former campus home, the newly renovated Reynolds Coliseum on Dec. 10.---Follow Aaron Beard on Twitter at AP college basketball at and ;Cheap Bucks Jerseys Authentic . Its 1987 and a Brazilian playmaker, known as Mirandinha, is being paraded around St James Park to the passionate Newcastle fans. Wholesale Bucks Jerseys .com) - The Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks both take aim at their first wins of the season on Saturday, as the Canucks open their home slate at Rogers Arena. .Y. -- Bills receiver Stevie Johnson has a bone to pick with the NFL schedule maker. PITTSBURGH -- Sidney Crosby saw a small opening and took advantage for one memorable goal.Crosby put Pittsburgh ahead to stay with a dazzling score in the second period, and the Penguins beat the Dallas Stars 6-2 on Thursday night.There arent too many players in the league that would even think to make that type of play, Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said. Its a heads-up play by an elite player that thinks the game at an extremely high level and differently than most.Crosby also had two assists as Pittsburgh bounced back nicely from Wednesdays 5-3 loss to the New York Islanders. Eric Fehrs third goal of the season was No. 100 for his career, and Patric Hornqvist, Conor Sheary, Nick Bonino and Ian Cole also scored.Crosby got his league-leading 16th goal in the final 30 seconds of the second. Crosby, from behind the goal, initially tried to bank a shot off Stars goaltender Antti Niemi. When that plan was unsuccessful, he batted his own rebound out of the air, off Niemi and into the net.I was just trying to get it to the net on the first one, Crosby said. The second one, it was just kind of laying there for me. It was pretty slow, so it was a good one to get.Marc-Andre Fleury made 33 saves for Pittsburgh. Fleury, who won for the first time in five starts, has six wins in his last nine home games.He wasnt surprised by Crosbys goal.I see him do that in practice a lot on me, Fleury said. I was glad though because it was big for us.Tyler Seguin and Devin Shore scored for the Stars, who continue to struggle on the road. Niemi, playing in his 400th career game, stopped 34 shots.Dallas has three wins in 14 road games this season. The Stars have lost three straight and sevven of their last 10 overall. Cheap Bucks Jerseys. I think we all take pride in here, Seguin said. Its just not good enough. Its frustrating and we have to dig deeper, especially in those big moments and find ways to win hockey games.Crosby has 16 goals in 18 games after missing the first six because of a concussion. He has six goals and 12 points in his last eight games.The Penguins are 7-0 following a regulation loss and 16-0-1 after the previous 17 regulation defeats dating to last season. Pittsburgh also snapped a four-game skid against the Stars.The defending Stanley Cup champions were an inconsistent group throughout the majority of November, alternating wins and losses most of the month.The Penguins hope Crosbys goal can help turn things around in December.I think we expect better of ourselves every game, Crosby said. Were working hard, but I still think we can execute better.Game notes Stars D Stephen Johns, a Pittsburgh native, registered an assist in his first game against his hometown team. ... Seguin has 13 points in his last 14 games. ... Stars F Jason Spezza has 48 points in 41 career games against Pittsburgh. ... Penguins F Scott Wilson replaced Jake Guentzel in the lineup. ... Penguins F Chris Kunitz is skating, and getting closer to a return, but missed his sixth straight with a lower-body injury. ... Penguins D Trevor Daley, who played 11 seasons in Dallas, faced his former team for the first time.UP NEXTStars: Complete a four-game trip Saturday at Colorado.Penguins: Continue a three-game home stand Saturday against Detroit. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '