ATLANTA (AP) - Zachery Peacock scored 22 points, freshman
Derrick Favors added 16, and No. 21 Georgia Tech held off North
Carolina State 73-71 on Saturday.
The Yellow Jackets (17-6, 5-4) improved to 12-1 at home, and
they have won four of six in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Georgia
Tech struggled to hold off the last-place Wolfpack, however,
despite leading by 16 points with 5:01 remaining.
Switching to a full-court press late in the game, N.C. State
(14-10, 2-7) frustrated Georgia Tech into committing several
turnovers and possession arrow miscues before Julius Mays stole
D'Andre Bell's backcourt pass and hit a layup to make it 70-69 with
Tracy Smith scored 22 points for the Wolfpack, who have lost
four straight in the ACC.