Thursday, January 10, 2008

WEDNESDAY HOOP

N.C. STATE 54, North Carolina Central (Eagles, 3,500 students, Durham, NC) 29

Just be thankfull you didn’t have to sit through this one. North Carolina Central is now off to a 1-21 start and if that isn’t some kind of record, it most certainly should be. NCC has played 19 road games so far. In spite of that, the Pack was still less than stellar, and they are headed to Chapel Hill on Saturday.

Brandon Costner scored 18 points, J.J. Hickson added 13 points and eight rebounds as the Wolfpack (11-3) closed the nonconference schedule with a relatively easy win against a first-year Division I opponent. Still, N.C. State struggled to knock down its outside shot and lost starter Courtney Fells to a sprained right ankle late in the first half. It's unclear whether the junior guard will be able to play Saturday.

N.C. State's J.J. Hickson goes over N.C. Central's Joshua Worthy for a rebound in the second half at the RBC Center. (Photo by Ethan Hyman/Raleigh News&Observer)

#9 DUKE 74, Temple (Owls, 34,218 students, Philadelphia, PA) 64

Taylor King scored 15 points to lead Duke past Temple for the eighth straight time. It was Krzyzgjnbmv5ski’s 787th victory and broke a tie (for 6th) with our main man Lefty Driesell…Next stop: San Francisco’s Eddie Sutton with 798 career wins.

DeMarcus Nelson and Greg Paulus each scored 13 points.

According to Yahoo Sports the play in this photo resulted in a foul on Temple’s Sergio Olmos. Call us crazy, but it looks like Serg got all ball…. (AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy)


Georgia (Bulldogs, 25,335 students, Athens, GA) 79, GEORGIA TECH 72



Georgia Tech can’t beat Georgia…anytime, anywhere, any major sport. Can’t do it. Period. Game over. Drive home safely.

Now, that's a foul...Georgia Tech's Alade Aminu, right, is fouled by Georgia's Dave Bliss during the first half. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

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