Scores

Final

NC State 59

(8-2, 0-1 ACC)

Wake Forest 67

(8-2, 1-0 ACC)

    7:45 PM ET, December 20, 2009

    Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Winston-salem, North Carolina

    1 2 T
    NCST 26 3359
    WAKE 35 3267

    Top Performers

    North Carolina State: J. Gonzalez 18 Pts, 8 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    Wake Forest: A. Aminu 18 Pts, 13 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Wake Forest 67, N.C. State 59

    Associated Press

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Al-Farouq Aminu had 18 points and 13 rebounds, and Wake Forest beat North Carolina State 67-59 on Sunday night in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both teams.

    Freshman C.J. Harris scored 10 points while Ishmael Smith had 10 points, seven assists and a memorable fast-break sequence to lead the Demon Deacons (8-2, 1-0).

    The ACC's top rebounding team held a 48-40 advantage on the glass, shot 42.6 percent and led for nearly the whole way but needed to hold off a second-half comeback bid by the Wolfpack to wrap up its fourth straight win.

    Javier Gonzalez scored 18 points, one shy of a personal best, while freshman Scott Wood added a season-high 11 points and Tracy Smith had 11 points and 10 rebounds before fouling out with 5:28 remaining for N.C. State (8-2, 0-1).

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NCST
    WAKE
    Points 59 67
    FG Made-Attempted 21-62 (.339) 26-61 (.426)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-21 (.286) 3-11 (.273)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-19 (.579) 12-23 (.522)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 9

    2009-10 Season

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