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Blog: NC State rallies to beat GT in OT, 80-78

Posted January 26

Kyle Washington (32) and Desmond Lee (5) try to excite the crowd.  NC State defeated Maryland 65-56 on January 20, 2014 at the PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC. Photo by: Jerome Carpenter

FINAL: NC State 80, Georgia Tech 78: NC State overcame an 11-point second half deficit Sunday against Georgia Tech at PNC Arena to force overtime where they pulled out a 80-78 win. TJ Warren led the Wolfpack with 17 points while GTs Daniel Miller led all scoters with 21.

End of 2: NC State 72, GT 72: Georgia Tech blew an 11-point second half lead and NC State tied the game in the final minute on a Desmond Lee put back to send the game to OT.

3:12 2nd: GT 70, NC State 67: In what has turned into a back-and-forth game, GT has a three point lead on NC State at the final media break.

For the Pack, Tyler Lewis has reached double figures and they have transitioned into a zone defense with three guards on the court.

6:53 2nd: NC State 62, GT 61: PNC Arena is as loud as it has been all day as the Pack have regained the lead with just seven minutes remaining.

10:50 2nd: GT 57, NC State 52: A pair of Tyler Lewis threes have helped fuel a Wolfpack run and force a GT timeout before the media break in what is now a five-point game.

15:41 2nd: GT 52, NC State 41: A couple defensive let downs early in the second have forced a Pack timeout and have allowed GT to open up an 11-point lead.

HALF : GT 40, NC State 35: NC State scored just 12 points in the final eight minutes of the half, allowing GT to take over the lead and enter half up by five.

At half, GT is plus-6 from the line and plus three on 3-pointers. Each team with 10-5 asst-TO. Each team shooting 50% or better from floor.

3:43 1st: GT 33, NC State 30: GT went on a 14-2 run to take the lead late in the first half and hold a three point edge at the final media timeout.

Meanwhile, Ralston Turner has gone to the locker room with an apparent leg injury after challenging three men on one.

7:44 1st: NC State 23, GT 22: GT has five offensive rebounds and five second chance points, but TJ Warren has six points to compliment Turner's seven and the Pack lead by one.

11:47 1st: NC State 19, GT 13: NC State is shooting nearly 70 percent from the floor at the under 12 and has 11 points from Warren and Turner as they lead by six.

15:52 1st: NC State 11, GT 6: After scoring just 20 points in the entire first half of their last game, NC State has 11 at the first media break today led by Ralston Turner's 7.

20:00 1st: NC State vs. Georgia Tech: TJ Warren will return to the starting lineup for NC State Sunday after missing the last game with an ankle injury. He will be joined by Cat Barber, Jordan Vandenberg, Ralston Turner and Kyle Washington.

Today marks the second of three straight at home for the pack before they play five of six on the road.


PREGAME

The NC State Wolfpack continue their three-game homestand at PNC Arena on Sunday afternoon when they face off with the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in an Atlantic Coast Conference bout.

Despite Georgia Tech's solid 11-8 overall record this season, it has not fared well in the ACC, winning just two of its six league matchups. The Yellow Jackets are fresh off a strong victory however, downing Boston College on Tuesday night, 68-60, to improve to 3-3 on the road.

Much like Georgia Tech, NC State's struggles in the ACC (2-4) has dragged down its impressive overall record (12-7). After suffering a three-game losing streak, the Wolfpack snapped out of their funk last Monday with a 65-56 victory over Maryland to improve to 9-4 on their home floor.

The Wolfpack have beaten the Yellow Jackets on three straight occasions to improve their mark in the all-time series to 54-37.

The Yellow Jackets built a lead as large as 18 early in the second half of their most recent contest, and while they saw that advantage dip to just one late in the game, they held on for the strong road victory. They shot a lofty 52.1 percent from the field on the evening, including 8-of-15 from 3-point range, and held a firm 32-20 advantage in the rebounding battle. Trae Golden connected on 4-of-8 from beyond the arc and drained all eight of his free- throw tries en route to a game-high 24 points, while Kammeon Holsey and Chris Bolden poured in 13 and 11 points, respectively.

On the season, Georgia Tech outshoots its opponents from the field, 44 percent to 40.9 percent, for a +2.4 scoring margin, while also regularly outrebounding its adversaries (+4.1). Golden is the catalyst with 14.1 ppg and 3.3 apg, having drained a team-best 24 3-pointers and shooting 87-of-111 from the line (.784). Marcus Georges-Hunt nets 11.7 ppg, and Daniel Miller (10.1 ppg, 7.7 rpg, 2.2 bpg) is a mainstay in the frontcourt.

Trailing by 11 early in the second half, NC State switched momentum in a hurry after intermission by improving its field-goal percentage from .222 in the first half to .567 in the second stanza as it blew past Maryland for the nine- point victory. Tying a career high with 23 points was Ralston Turner, who was 8-of-19 from the field with five 3-pointers. Desmond Lee scored 14 points and swiped four steals, Anthony Barber put up 13 points and Kyle Washington collected 10 rebounds.

The Wolfpack have pieced together a stellar offensive season, shooting 46 percent from the field for 71.4 ppg, which is able to successfully outpace their opponents (.411, 69.2 ppg). They haven't been great from 3-point range, however, making just 4.1 long-range buckets per game at a 28.8 percent clip. T.J. Warren is the ACC's leading scorer, posting 22.2 ppg on 50.3 percent field goal shooting while also collecting a team-high 7.3 rpg, but he missed the latest game with an ankle sprain. Barber (11.4 ppg) and Lee (10.1 ppg) are the only other players in double figures but neither make field goals at greater than 41 percent efficiency.

These evenly-matched squads should be in for a hard-fought battle from start to finish, but expect the Wolfpack's strong homecourt advantage to lift them to victory down the stretch.

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  • GunnyGoesBaaaarf Jan 26, 6:47 p.m.

    Second game the Pack came back from being down 11. The Cardiac Pack is baaack!

  • jacamoe Jan 26, 4:03 p.m.

    Yes it was Hans. Good call. Thought the Wolfpack would not be able to dig out . I put them on the prayer list this morning, Thank you GOD. Go Wolfpack!!

  • ncstatefan13 Jan 26, 3:39 p.m.

    How did "scoters" get past spell check?

  • vt94hokies Jan 26, 3:27 p.m.

    Solid win at home. GT lost an 11 point lead.

  • RDI Jan 26, 3:24 p.m.

    Game of inches

  • vt94hokies Jan 26, 1:44 p.m.

    GT is shooting the ball really well right now. Big guys are getting some easy looks too.

  • Super Hans Jan 26, 12:29 p.m.

    its impressive overall record (12-7).

    ROFL.

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