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NC State pulls ahead of Georgia Tech late for 83-70 win

Posted January 9, 2013

— NC State pulls away late for an 83-70 win over Georgia Tech. Scott Wood and Lorenzo Brown combined for 41 points.


FACTS & STATS: Site: PNC Arena (19,722) -- Raleigh, North Carolina. Television: ACC Network. Home Record: Georgia Tech 8-1, NC State 8-0. Away Record: Georgia Tech 0-1, NC State 1-1. Neutral Record: Georgia Tech 2-1, NC State 3-1. Conference Record: Georgia Tech 0-1, NC State 1-0. Series Record: NC State leads, 51-37.

GAME NOTES: The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets embark on their first road trip since November, as they take on the 20th-ranked NC State Wolfpack in ACC action at PNC Arena in Raleigh on Wednesday.

Brian Gregory's Yellow Jackets are off to a 10-3 start, marking the team's best 13-game start since the 2009-10 campaign. Despite the team's strong beginning, Tech had a six-game win streak snapped in its ACC opener on Saturday, falling at home to Miami-Florida, 62-49.

Mark Gottfried's Wolfpack were supposed to be the team to beat in the ACC and began the 2012-13 season in the top-10. However, a couple of losses in November to current top-25 foes Oklahoma State and Michigan tempered the enthusiasm. The Wolfpack have rallied since then though, with wins in each of the last eight games, including a 78-73 road win at Boston College to open up ACC play.

NC State holds a 51-37 edge in the all-time series with Georgia Tech and has won two of the last three meetings. The two squads split the season series a year ago. Overall, NC State holds a 29-9 advantage in games played in Raleigh.

Tech has piled up the wins due to stifling defensive play. The team ranks second in the ACC and sixth nationally in scoring defense at 54.2 ppg. Opponents are only shooting .356 from the floor, good for third in the ACC and eighth nationally. The defensive efforts have been needed, as scoring has been hard to come by. The Yellow Jackets rank 11th in the ACC and 231st nationally in scoring at a modest 65.4 ppg. Freshman swingman Marcus Georges- Hunt is currently the only Yellow Jacket with a double-digit average at 11.2 ppg. Three others are close to the mark however, in Robert Carter Jr. (9.8 ppg), Mfon Udofia (9.7 ppg) and Kammeon Holsey (9.5 ppg).

Tech struggled to find its rhythm against Miami, as the Hurricanes held the Yellow Jackets to their lowest scoring output of the season. The team connected on just 17-of-52 shots from the floor (.327) as well as getting dominated on the boards (40-29). Udofia and Holsey netted 10 points apiece to pace the team in the loss.

The Wolfpack got a balanced effort all the way around, as six players notched double figures in the win over Boston College last weekend. Rodney Purvis led the way with 19 points. Lorenzo Brown added 14 points and dished out eight assists in the win. Richard Howell recorded a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Scott Wood also finished with 12 points, while T.J. Warren and C.J. Leslie tacked on 11 and 10 points, respectively.

NC State is an extremely dangerous team, averaging 81.2 ppg (11th nationally), while leading the nation in field-goal percentage (.531). The scoring depth is vast, with five players currently netting double figures, led by Leslie's 15.4 ppg. Warren is next in line, averaging 13.4 ppg off the bench. Howell is the team's muscle in the paint (13.2 ppg, 9.7 rpg). Wood (11.6 ppg) is the team's top 3-point threat (35-of-81). Brown is an All-American candidate at the point, with the ability to both score (11.6 ppg) and get his teammates involved (6.4 apg).

Tech is a strong defensive squad that will be hard-pressed to keep NC State off the scoreboard. The Wolfpack are starting to live up to the hype and should be able to continue their current run with a hard-fought win at home.

Sports Network Predicted Outcome: NC State 71, Georgia Tech 59

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  • Lars Marson Jan 9, 2013

    Good job Pack !! Keep it up!! GO ZAGS!! Go Wolfpack!!!

  • redistrumps Jan 9, 2013

    13-2 - GO PACK!!

  • conrad27713 Jan 9, 2013

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    You must dont look at the NBA games that at all, because its full of nothing but ego's. And i pray to god that CJ doesnt get drafted by the Bobcats, because that would be punishment its self.

    This young man has came a very long ways in just barely 2 yrs under Gott & his staff, plus hes still growning up, so pls just give him a break.

  • rfred16 Jan 9, 2013

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    I think State has a solid chance of winning on Saturday with Kelly out..That guy has been sensational this year, not just with tremendous shooting, but with his defense. He also really keeps teams from collapsing on Mason Plumlee. Curry better be "on" for Duke to win that one..

  • rherring23 Jan 9, 2013

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    His attitude does hurt him in college, but we are talking the NBA with players like Meta World Peace. Attitude has not been an issue in the NBA, ecspecially over the last 20 years or so. The NBA probably has more players with attitudes than all the rest of the sports combined. I also think Leslie has more atheletic ability than Hodge did all the way around. Hodge didn't start off too good in the NBA but he was still on a team when he got shot. Never know if he would have improved, it did affect him, but he still was not the athelete that Leslie is.

  • alockwr21 Jan 9, 2013

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    You must not have known CJ as a Freshman. The guy has come a long way. He's leading his team in scoring and to a 13-2 record. I think he'll be just fine....your hokies though? mmm, not so much.

  • Wolfpackindahizzy4shizzy Jan 9, 2013

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    do you mean the ACC POY, Julius Hodge???

    that guy????

  • VT1994Hokie Jan 9, 2013

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    OK. He has the skills, but his attitude isn't all that much. He's another Julius Hodge too often. Just an opinion. He did a solid job tonight. If he can keep his ego in check....who knows? I wouldn't take him if I were GM of the Charlotte Bobcats. My best guess is that he plays over-seas.

  • Wolfpackindahizzy4shizzy Jan 9, 2013

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    Oops... yet another pastel pansy has to remove their foot from their BIG mouth.

    what an embarrassing lot, pastel nation is.

  • rherring23 Jan 9, 2013

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    Like I said, du*ber and du*ber. Leslie will probably be a lottery pick just on his potential.

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