Georgia Tech falls to NC State | News
Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - C.J. Williams finished with 15 points to lead the North Carolina State Wolfpack to a 61-52 victory over the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in an Atlantic Coast Conference bout at Philips Arena.
For the Wolfpack (18-7, 7-3 ACC), C.J. Leslie added a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds, while Scott Wood and Lorenzo Brown each chipped in 10 points.
Kammeon Holsey led the Yellow Jackets (9-15, 2-8) with 17 points, while Glen Rice Jr. finished with 15 points and Daniel Miller posted his own double- double with 10 points and 11 rebounds.
NC State shot 40 percent in the opening period, including 2-of-7 from three- point range. Georgia Tech struggled to make just 28.1 percent from the field and missed all but one of its nine three-pointers. The Yellow Jackets commanded a 24-14 rebound advantage in the first half to keep the contest close, but the Wolfpack took a 26-24 lead into intermission.
After halftime, both teams continued to have their problems shooting the ball. NC State improved somewhat to 41.7 percent but was only able to connect on 4- of-10 from three-point range. Georgia Tech continued to struggle from the field, making just 37.0 percent of their field goals, including missing all eight three-pointers. The Wolfpack started the second half with a 11-4 run to take control of the contest and the Yellow Jackets could get no closer than four the rest of the way, as NC State grabbed the road victory.
Georgia Tech finished the game with a 42-31 rebounding advantage. The Wolfpack scored 16 points on 16 Yellow Jacket turnovers.