Scores

Final

NC State 59

(18-14, 5-11 ACC)

Clemson 57

(21-10, 9-7 ACC)

    9:28 PM ET, March 11, 2010

    Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina

    1 2 T
    NCST 25 3459
    CLEM 21 3657

    Top Performers

    North Carolina State: T. Smith 19 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

    Clemson: T. Booker 17 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    North Carolina State drops Clemson from ACC tourney

    Associated Press

    GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Tracy Smith had 19 points and eight rebounds, and North Carolina State continued Clemson's misery in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament with a 59-57 victory in the first round on Thursday night.

    Ending a day of upsets, the 11th-seeded Wolfpack (18-14) built a double-digit lead early in the second half and withstood a late rally to continue their surprising late-season surge. N.C. State, which has won four of five, will face third-seeded Florida State on Friday in the quarterfinals.

    The sixth-seeded Tigers (21-10) got 17 points and eight rebounds from Trevor Booker, but he got little help. Clemson shot 39 percent from the field, 56 percent from the foul line and committed 15 turnovers in yet another early exit.

    Clemson, the only original ACC school not to win the tournament, fell to 16-57 in the event with 43 of those losses coming in its first game.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NCST
    CLEM
    Points 59 57
    FG Made-Attempted 23-44 (.523) 20-51 (.392)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-11 (.273) 7-19 (.368)
    FT Made-Attempted 10-15 (.667) 10-18 (.556)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 10 3

    2009-10 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Jan 16, 2010 CLEM 73, @NCST 70Recap
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