Scores

Final

NC State 54

(19-15, 5-11 ACC)

Georgia Tech 57

(22-11, 7-9 ACC)

4:15 PM ET, March 13, 2010

Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina

1 2 T
NCST 19 3554
GT 29 2857

Top Performers

North Carolina State: T. Smith 15 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Stl

Georgia Tech: D. Favors 17 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

Favors puts down 11th-seeded Wolfpack to lead Yellow Jackets into ACC final

Associated Press

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Derrick Favors had 17 points and eight rebounds, and Georgia Tech held off North Carolina State 57-54 on Saturday to reach the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament championship game.

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Gani Lawal added 12 points and 10 rebounds for the seventh-seeded Yellow Jackets (22-11), who advanced after a frantic finish to face top-seed and No. 4 Duke on Sunday.

The 11th-seeded Wolfpack's hopes of being the lowest-seeded team to reach the final were dashed thanks to poor late-game execution. Javier Gonzalez had a chance to atone for a key turnover and intentional foul in the final 2 minutes, but he missed a game-tying 3-pointer in the final seconds.

Tracy Smith had 15 points for N.C. State (19-15), which shot 31 percent but used its pressure defense to rally from a 10-point halftime deficit.

The Yellow Jackets reached the final for the first time since losing to Duke in 2005.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NCST
GT
Points 54 57
FG Made-Attempted 19-62 (.306) 18-41 (.439)
3P Made-Attempted 6-26 (.231) 2-10 (.200)
FT Made-Attempted 10-19 (.526) 19-32 (.594)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
Largest Lead 4 10

2009-10 Season

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