Pack looking to extend its winning streak to nine games
Game Date/Time: Jan. 9, 2013 at 8 p.m.
Boston College (10-3, 0-1 ACC) vs. No. 20 NC State (12-2, 1-0 ACC)
SERIES RECORD: 52-37, NC State
LAST MEETING: 61-52, NC State (2/9/12)
TELEVISION: The ACC Network
PxP: Tim Brando Color: Mike Gminski Where to Watch
RADIO: NC State Radio Network Listen
PxP: Gary Hahn Color: Tony Haynes
RALEIGH, NC Jan. 8, 2013 – After successfully opening ACC play with a 78-73 victory at Boston College last Saturday, No. 20 NC State (12-2, 1-0 ACC) returns home to entertain Georgia Tech (10-3, 0-1) in its league home opener at PNC Arena on Wednesday at 8 p.m.
This is the fifth time that the Wolfpack has opened the home portion of its conference schedule with the Yellow Jackets, with each winning two of the previous four meetings.
Last year, the two programs split, with the visiting team winning each contest. In the first meeting between NC State and Georgia Tech on Jan. 11, 2012 in Raleigh, the Yellow Jackets claimed a 82-71 victory.
Tech shot .500 from the floor, including .667 from 3-point range on the night.
Glen Rice, Jr., came off the bench for Georgia Tech to lead all scorers with 22 points. C.J. Leslie was one of five State players to score in double figures on the evening with a team-high 16 points.
In the second meeting at Atlanta’s Philips Arena, the Wolfpack posted a 61-52 victory over the Yellow Jackets, led by 15 points from C.J. Williams. Scott Wood had his streak of consecutive made free throws end at 66 with a second-half miss. His streak stands as the fourth-longest in NCAA history.
Wednesday’s match-up will feature the top shooting team in the country, NC State, which boasts a field-goal percentage of 53.1, and George Tech which has the eighth-best field-goal defense in the country, holding opponents to 36 percent from the floor.
The Pack will also be looking to extend its winning streak to nine games and its home court-winning streak to nine games as well when it faces the Yellow Jackets.
Wednesday’s game will be broadcast on the ACC Network with Tim Brando handling the play-by-play duties and Mike Gminski handling the color analysis.
The game can be heard on the NC State Radio Network with the veteran tandem of Gary Hahn and Tony Haynes on the call.