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NCAA Game Summary - Georgia Tech at North Carolina State



(Wednesday, January 9th)

Final Score: (20) North Carolina State 83, Georgia Tech 70

Raleigh, NC (Sports Network) - Lorenzo Brown scored 21 points, dished out 10 assists and grabbed five rebounds, while Scott Wood added 20 points as No. 20 North Carolina State used a big second half to down upset-minded Georgia Tech, 83-70.

A game that was nip-and-tuck into the latter stages of the second half turned fast in the Wolfpack's direction thanks to Brown and Wood, who drained a pair of late 3-pointers in the game-deciding stretch.

"We did a nice job getting the ball where we wanted it late. We made some really big shots. Scott Wood obviously had a couple and Lorenzo (Brown) made some too," North Carolina State head coach Mark Gottfried said.

C.J. Leslie added 19 points with seven rebounds and freshman Rodney Purvis donated 13 points in the win.

The Wolfpack (13-2, 2-0 ACC) showcased their depth in their ninth straight win. They went over the 80-point plateau despite a scoreless showing from freshman T.J. Warren, who came into the game averaging 13.4 points per game.

Daniel Miller led Georgia Tech (10-4, 0-2) with 15 points and 10 rebounds, while Mfon Udofia added 13 points and Robert Carter Jr. recorded 12 points and seven rebounds. The Yellow Jackets were playing a true road game for the first time since late November.

"We knew how well we had to play and I thought we did a good job for about 32 minutes," Georgia Tech head coach Brian Gregory said.

The visitors quickly built a 7-2 edge on Carter's layup just over 2 1/2 minutes in. The margin grew to as many as seven points, but North Carolina State stormed back with a 10-2 scoring stretch capped by Brown's 3-pointer for a 16-15 lead.

The two teams exchanged small leads for the better part of the half, but the Wolfpack stretched the edge out to 30-26 on two Tyler Lewis free throws nearing the 3 1/2-minute mark. Georgia Tech fought back, however, scoring the half's final five points with Chris Bolden's trey giving it a 38-37 advantage.

The Yellow Jackets continued to fight, knotting the contest at 43-43 on Carter's 3-pointer with just over 16 minutes to play. Eventually, however, the Wolfpack ratcheted up the defense and found some easy points in transition.

Wood's trey gave the home team a 56-55 lead and Purvis' 3-pointer in transition shortly afterward opened up a 61-56 edge with 5:43 to go. Wood lined up and connected from long range again moments later for a 66-60 advantage, and a few empty trips left the young Yellow Jackets reeling.

Brown's jumper and Woods' two free throws expanded the lead to 70-60 with just over three minutes to go, and Georgia Tech couldn't find the bottom of the net enough to make a dent in the margin.

Game Notes

North Carolina State leads the all-time series, 52-37, and has won three of the last four meetings ... Georgia Tech was giving up just 54.2 points per game entering the contest, but the Wolfpack passed that number with 7:11 to play when Wood drained a 3-pointer for a 56-55 lead.

01/10 00:08:22 ET

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Scoreboard
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Final
CAR 17
CLE 13
1st
NYR 1
CAR 0
 
Final
TOR 118
NYK 108
Final
CLE 105
MEM 91
3rd
MIA 68
BOS 55
 
3rd
BRK 75
DET 72
 
3rd
SAC 66
LAL 71
 
3rd
ORL 55
PHI 52
 
3rd
WAS 57
PHO 67
 
2nd
MIN 22
IND 28
 
2nd
OKC 32
NOP 30
 
Final
UVA 76
HARV 27
Final
BGU 68
FERST 82
 
Final
ARMY 72
MAINE 69
 
Final
QUIN 60
ORST 52
Final
CLST 69
USF 65
 
Final
CARK 55
CCAR 72
 
Final
UWGB 66
ARKLR 46
 
Final
RAD 74
CORN 61
 
Final
UNT 62
CREI 58
Final
CAN 67
HC 48
 
Final
USB 67
GHND 52
 
Final
OKST 64
MD 73
Final
WINT 100
REIN 72
 
Final
UGST 68
SMISS 55
Final
NEOM 77
TXPA 72
 
Final
STLU 58
VERM 55
 
Final
UNCA 62
WCU 66
 
Final
EVAN 81
ALAST 63
 
Final
HART 82
FIU 69
 
Final
VALPO 82
GOSHEN 55
 
Final
LIP 69
PEAY 63
 
Final
DEN 46
BRY 48
 
Final
MONT 62
SD 67
 
Final
MTST 65
TENST 47
Final
SAMF 64
LAMON 50
 
Final
SCAR 78
COKR 52
 
Final
HAMP 75
NARZ 66
 
Final
SDU 71
SDCHR 61
 
Final
BC 71
USC 75
 
Final
NICST 64
TROY 65
 
Final
BRAD 47
UCI 55
 
2nd
UGA 55
SHU 34
 
2nd
ALA 29
APP 31
 
1st
KSU 23
NDST 20
 
1st
WASU 31
SJST 17
 
9:00pm Tonight
UTEP
ALCOR
 
10:00pm Tonight
SEAT
SACST
 
2nd Intermission
DET 0
COL 0
 
2nd
EDM 5
DAL 2
 
1st
BOS 1
BUF 0
 
1st
NYR 1
CAR 0
 
1st
CHI 0
TOR 0
 
9:00pm Tonight
WIN
PHI
Final
NOS 14
ATL 30
Final
HOU 25
BAL 13
Final
CAR 17
CLE 13
Final
CHI 14
DET 20
Final
TAM 3
GBP 20
Final
PIT 20
KAN 12
Final
MIA 37
MIN 35
Final
NYJ 16
NEP 17
Final
STL 27
NYG 37
 
4th
OAK 26
BUF 17
 
Final
DAL 42
IND 7
 
8:30pm Tonight
ARI
SEA