January 20, 2009

COL BKB: Duke 73, N.C. State 56

Gerald Henderson scored 21 points Tuesday -- 17 in the second half -- to pace the No. 2 Duke Blue Devils' 73-56 win over North Carolina State.

Kyle Singler added 17 points and Nolan Smith 13 for the Blue Devils (17-1, 4-0 ACC), who won their ninth straight after a 51-point second half during which they hit 76.2 percent of their field goal attempts.

Ben McCauley and Brandon Costner scored 15 points each for the Wolfpack (10-6, 1-3), who have lost four of their last five games. North Carolina State actually made one more field goal in the second half than in the first, but had 19 turnovers in the game.

The Wolfpack trailed 10-1 before getting their first field goal almost seven minutes into the game, then went on a 23-10 stretch to take the lead. During that stretch, North Carolina State had a 12-2 run and led 26-22 at halftime.