Georgia Tech At NC State: Jackets Fall 79-74

Georgia Tech hits the road to take on NC State at 2 p.m. The game can be seen on the ACC Network. For more on the Jackets, head to From The Rumble Seat.

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Georgia Tech At NC State Final Score: Jackets Lose 8th Straight ACC Game, Fall 79-74

Georgia Tech (11-17, 3-11) lost its 16th straight road game Saturday afternoon when they fell 79-74 at NC State (15-14, 5-9).

The Jackets were led by Iman Shumpert, who put up team-highs in just about every category. The junior guard had 21 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists, and 4 steals. Mfon Udofia and Glen Rice Jr. both got to double-digits in scoring as well with 13 and 12 points respectively.

Scott Wood led NC State with 20 points. Forward Tracy Smith chipped in with 18 coming off the bench.

Tech shot 46.6% from the field and 35% from behind the arc. The Jackets trailed by six at halftime, but managed to get it to within three on a few occasions late in the game. With the score 69-66 and just over two minutes remaining, Wood came up with a key steal and a transition bucket to keep the two-possession lead.

The Jackets return to action next Thursday when they travel back to North Carolina to take on last place Wake Forest. The loss just about guarantees the 11-seed for Tech in the ACC tournament.   

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Georgia Tech At NC State: Jackets Look To Break 15-Game Road Losing Streak

Georgia Tech (11-16, 3-10) returns to action Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. when they face NC State (14-13, 4-9). The Jackets will be looking for their first road win of the season and will be trying to break a 15-game road losing streak.

The Jackets dropped a tough home loss to Virginia 62-56 in their last game on Wednesday. They led most of the way but gave up a 12-0 run late in the game to the Cavaliers and couldn't recover. Iman Shumpert had 12 points and Lance Storrs led the team with six rebounds. Daniel Miller had four blocks and has had nine total in his last two games.

NC State is 3-9 in its last 12 games.  They hosted in-state rival North Carolina on Wednesday and lost 75-63. They are led in scoring by Tracy Smith and C.J. Leslie who have put up 14.4 and 11.7 respectively.

This is the only meeting between the two teams this season. NC State holds a 50-36 lead in the all-time series, and is 8-1 against the Jackets at RBC Center.

The game tips-off at 2 p.m. It can be seen on the ACC Network and heard locally on 790 the Zone. 

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