N.C. State 100
Western Carolina 67
RALEIGH — Devon Daniels scored 21 points to lead N.C. State to a convincing 100-67 victory over visiting Western Carolina. The Wolfpack improved to 7-1. The Catamounts fell to 2-7.
ELSEWHERE: NCAA President Mark Emmert said Wednesday that new rules allowing the use of information from legal proceedings will help in the investigation of college basketball corruption, though he cautioned that the inquiry is unlikely to be done before the men’s tournament begins in March.
The first federal trial in the case in October resulted in the conviction of three men for wire fraud after testimony that implicated several schools, including Louisville, Arizona and Kansas, of being involved in payments to high school players. The trial was held in New York.
“There’s been, I think, some confusion out there where some people have said the Southern District has now given you a green light to race forth and engage and that’s a bit of a simplification to say the least,” Emmert said during an interview at the Learfield Intercollegiate Athletics Forum.
Emmert did not attend the trial, though he said the NCAA had representatives in the courtroom. The NCAA is using an outside law firm to communicate with the FBI and federal prosecutors.
“There’s still ongoing trials. There’s still investigatory work being done by the U.S. Attorney’s office. We have to be very respectful of that process,” Emmert said.