ATLANTA – This time after getting a big lead on the road in an ACC basketball game, N.C. State kept it.
Six days after losing an 18-point second-half lead and the game at Virginia Tech, the Wolfpack ended a six-game road losing streak with an 86-65 victory over Georgia Tech Saturday in Alexander Memorial Coliseum.
N.C. State led 44-33 at halftime and, after the Yellow Jackets closed to within three midway through the second half, the Wolfpack pulled away for the victory.
The victory improved N.C. State’s record to 14-9 overall and 4-6 in the ACC heading into a Wednesday night game at North Carolina.
Georgia Tech, meanwhile, fell to 10-14 and 1-10.
N.C. State outscored Georgia Tech 9-2 in a decisive stretch in the second half. The run was built around a 3-pointer by Courtney Fells and a three-point play by Tracy Smith inside.
Smith led the Wolfpack with 18 points.
— Ron Green Jr.