Johnson scores 26 to lift NC State past Hofstra 84-78 in NIT

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RALEIGH, NC – JANUARY 29: Wyatt Walker #33, Devon Daniels #24 and Braxton Beverly #10 of the North Carolina State Wolfpack react in the first half of their game against the Virginia Cavaliers at PNC Arena on January 29, 2019 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Markell Johnson had 26 points as North Carolina State defeated Hofstra 84-78 in the first round of the NIT on Tuesday night.

Torin Dorn had 19 points and nine rebounds for North Carolina State (23-11). C.J. Bryce added 18 points and 11 rebounds. Devon Daniels had six rebounds for the home team.

Justin Wright-Foreman had 29 points and six rebounds for the Pride (27-8). Jacquil Taylor added 14 points and four blocks. Desure Buie had 13 points.

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