RALEIGH — N.C. State will play No. 1 Duke on Saturday, but Georgia Tech got the Wolfpack's attention on Wednesday.
No. 20 N.C. State needed 21 points from Lorenzo Brown and 20 from Scott Wood to hold off the resilient Yellow Jackets, 83-70 to improve to 2-0 in the ACC and set up Saturday's big game.
The Pack (13-2, 2-0 ACC) had to take care of Georgia Tech first. The Jackets didn't make it easy.