Wolfpack Falls in First ACC Road Game, 75-66
Jan. 11, 2011
BOSTON (AP) - Reggie Jackson had 29 points, five rebounds and six assists to lead Boston College to a 75-66 victory over North Carolina State on Tuesday night.
Tracy Smith led the Wolfpack (11-5, 1-1) with 18 points, while C. J. Leslie had 15. N.C State had its five-game winning streak snapped.
"We just didn't defend," said NC State head coach Sidney Lowe. "We had a three point lead and I just think we relaxed a little bit. Going in, we talked about limiting their threes, but I think we just suffered from a lack of concentration on the defensive end."
Corey Raji added 14 points, including a key 3-pointer, to go with eight rebounds, and Biko Paris had 12 points for the Eagles (13-4, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference). Boston College has won 10 of its last 12 games.
The Eagles outscored the Wolfpack 18-6 over the final 3:59.
"We didn't get it to [Tracy Smith] enough. They were digging into him, bothering him," said Lowe. "They were determined not to let Tracy beat them."
Raji's 3-pointer from the left corner broke a 60-60 tie with 3:05 left and Paris followed with a 3 just 49 seconds later, moving the Eagles in front by six. It was Paris' 37th of the season. The 6-foot-1 senior had 36 in his prior three seasons.
Paris' 3-pointer with 3:59 to play tied the game at 60-all.