Friday , Mar , 17 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Bennerman leads NC State past Cal

Dallas, TX (Sports Network) – Cameron Bennerman dropped in 18 points on
8-of-12 shooting from the field, as the 10th-seeded North Carolina State
Wolfpack knocked off the seventh-seeded California Golden Bears, 58-52, in the
first round of the NCAA Tournament’s Atlanta bracket at American Airlines

Cedric Simmons added 12 points and pulled down six rebounds for the Wolfpack
(22-9), who will face either second-seeded Texas or 15th-seeded Penn in the
second round. Gavin Grant and Tony Bethel each scored six points in the

Leon Powe led California (20-11) with 14 points and 12 rebounds as the Golden
Bears dropped their last two games of the season. Rod Benson netted 13 points
while Omar Wilkes scored 10 in the loss.