Akron
NC State
45 - 66 Final
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NC State defeats Akron 66-45

Nov 20, 2009 - 10:42 PM DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.(AP) -- Tracy Smith had 16 points and 11 rebounds as North Carolina State beat Akron 66-45 at the Glenn Wilkes Classic on Friday.

Dennis Horner also scored 16 points for the Wolfpack (2-0), who took control early and built a 43-21 halftime lead.

The Zips (0-2) got 10 points from Anthony Hitchens.

Horner had five points, including a 3, and C.J. Williams hit a pair of jumpers as N.C. State jumped out to a 17-4 lead 6 minutes into the game.

Smith had consecutive baskets to extend the Wolfpack advantage to 23-7 in the first half. Horner's second 3 of the game made it 31-12 with 7 minutes left in the half.

Smith closed out his 14-point first half on a 3-point play with 25 seconds remaining. Horner had 10 during the opening 20 minutes.

N.C. State improved to 15-2 in November over the last four seasons under coach Sidney Lowe. The Wolfpack plays Austin Peay on Saturday.






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    Akron 45, NC State 66  FinalNov 20 6:23 PM


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    FINAL 1ST 2ND TOTAL
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    AKRON 21 24 45
    NORTH CAROLINA STATE 43 23 66 FINAL

    HIGH SCORERS: AKRON - ANTHONY (HUMPTY) HITCHENS 10, NIKOLA
    CVETINOVIC 8, DARRYL ROBERTS 8
    NORTH CAROLINA STATE - DENNIS HORNER 16, TRACY SMITH 16,
    JAVIER GONZALEZ 11

    Nov 20 5:25 PM


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    AKRON 21
    NC STATE 43 HALFTIME

    Nov 20 4:18 PM