Richard Howell had 13 points and grabbed all 10 of his rebounds in the second half, and C.J. Leslie had 16 points and 13 rebounds to lead No. 25 North Carolina State to a 69-65 victory over Connecticut in the second game of the Jimmy V Classic .
Tuesday's Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden has special meaning, as Texas, Georgetown, Connecticut and NC State play a doubleheader and help raise money for cancer research.
The University of Connecticut men's and women's basketball teams both have agreed to play in next season's Jimmy V Basketball Classic.
For the first time, the men's and women's Jimmy V Classics will be played on the same day.