Smith leads NC State past Georgia Southern 75-57Dec 12, 2009 - 9:23 PM RALEIGH, N.C.(AP) -- Tracy Smith scored 21 points on 10-of-12 shooting to lead North Carolina State to a 75-57 victory over Georgia Southern on Saturday.
Dennis Horner had 16 points, nine rebounds and six assists for the Wolfpack (7-1), who shot 64.7 percent and had five players in double figures.
N.C. State broke away from the Eagles (3-7) by scoring nine points on its first four possessions of the second half.
The Wolfpack went on to hit their first eight shots of the half, improving to 3-0 all-time against Georgia Southern.
Georgia Southern shot just 32.3 percent in the first half and 40 percent overall, but the Eagles were still in the game in the second half despite N.C. States scoring spree.
Antonio Hanson hit the Eagles first 3-pointer with 11:59 left, and then Johntavious Rucker turned a backcourt steal into a layup, cutting the Wolfpack lead to 52-43 during a 21-10 run.
- NCAA BB
FINAL 1ST 2ND TOTAL
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GEORGIA SOUTHERN 20 37 57
NORTH CAROLINA STATE 31 44 75 FINAL
HIGH SCORERS: GEORGIA SOUTHERN - WILLIE POWERS 14, JOHNTAVIOUS RUCKER 12,
RORY SPENCER 10
NORTH CAROLINA STATE - TRACY SMITH 21, DENNIS HORNER 16,
JULIUS MAYS 11
Dec 12 3:48 PM
- NCAA BB
HALFTIME 1ST 2ND TOTAL
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GEORGIA SOUTHERN 20 20
NORTH CAROLINA STATE 31 31 HALFTIME
HIGH SCORERS AT HALFTIME
GEORGIA SOUTHERN - WILLIE POWERS 6, THREE PLAYERS WITH 4
NORTH CAROLINA STATE - DENNIS HORNER 8, TRACY SMITH 6, TWO
PLAYERS WITH 5
Dec 12 2:43 PM
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