RALEIGH, N.C. — Dennis Horner
scored 11 of his 14 points during the decisive second-half run to help
North Carolina State rally past Boston College 66-54 on Sunday.
Tracy Smith scored 19 points to lead
the Wolfpack (17-14, 5-11 Atlantic Coast Conference), who used a 19-5
run to rally from a four-point deficit in the final 7 minutes. With the
win, N.C. State closes the regular season with three wins in four games
heading into next week's ACC tournament in Greensboro.
Rakim Sanders and Tyler Roche each
scored 11 for the Eagles (15-15, 6-10), who led 47-43 on a three-point
play from Reggie Jackson with 7:11 left.
Horner, a senior in his final home
game, took a hard foul from BC's Josh Southern on a dunk attempt and hit
the court, opening a cut above his right eye with 18:13 left. He headed
to the locker room, but returned minutes later to ignite the decisive