N.C. State 75, Georgia Southern 57

Tracy Smith scored 21 points on 10-of-12 shooting to lead North

Carolina State to a 75-57 victory over Georgia Southern on


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. State?s 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.