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Wolfpack, Terps Meet Again in the ACC Semifinals

#17 NC State (20-8) meets Maryland (17-11) for a second time in three years in the ACC Tournament semifinals. Tip-off is set for approximately 4:00 PM and televised on Raycom. <P> <b>Watch it at <a href="http://www.insidethebeltline.com/woodys/index.shtml">Woody's @ City Market</a> in downtown Raleigh and get a 15% StateFans discount. <P>

#2 seed NC State (20-8) vs. #6 seed Maryland (17-11)
Greensboro, NC (Greensboro Coliseum)
4:00 PM -- ESPN/Raycom
(GAMETRACKER)

How They Got Here: Both teams won thrilling games Friday night to advance to the ACC Tournament Semifinals. NC State held off a pesky Florida State Seminole squad 78-71 behind 19 points from Julius Hodge and 17 from sophomore guard Cameron Bennerman.

Maryland, in perhaps the best game of the day, defeated Wake Forest 87-86 on a free throw from John Gilchrist with 3.7 seconds remaining. Gilchrist finished with 16 points and Travis Garrison added another 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Terps.

First Meeting at Maryland: Julius Hodge scored 28 points, and North Carolina State pulled away in the second half to earn its first win at Maryland since 1989, 81-69.

Freshman Engin Atsur had a career-high 16 points and Marcus Melvin scored 15 for the Wolfpack. Scooter Sherrill scored all 10 of his points in the second half. The Wolfpack was 10 of 19 from three-point range and sank 23 of 25 free throws. Maryland went 2 of 14 from the arc and was 9 of 18 at the line. Jamar Smith led Maryland with 21 points.

Second Meeting in Raleigh: John Gilchrist scored 21 points and senior Jamar Smith added 16 points and 8 rebounds as Maryland defeated NC State on senior night 70-69.

Julius Hodge scored 27 points and Marcus Melvin added 22 for the Wolfpack.

Maryland Probable Starting 5: G – #11 John Gilchrist (So 6-3 199)
F – #22 Nik Caner-medley (So 6-8 233)
F/C – #1 Jamar Smith (Sr 6-9 239)
G – #13 Chris McCay (So 6-5 180)
F – #4 Travis Garrison (So 6-8 236)

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North Carolina State's Engin Atsur (14) grabs the shirt of Maryland's D.J. Strawberry (5) on his way upcourt during the second half, Sunday, Feb. 1, 2004, in College Park, Md. Atsur had 16 points in North Carolina State's 81-69 win. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)


No Name Pos Ht Wt Yr City (High School)
1 Jamar Smith F 6-9 239   SR Sicklerville, N.J. (Allegany CC)
4 Travis Garrison F 6-8 236   SO Suitland, Md. (DeMatha)
5 DJ Strawberry F 6-5 183   FR Corona, Calif. (Mater Dei)
11 John Gilchrist G 6-3 199   SO Virginia Beach, Va. (Salem)
13 Chris McCray G 6-5 180   SO Capital Heights, Md. (Fairmont Heights)
20 Darien Henry F 6-6 204   JR Roxbury, N.J. (Seton Hall Prep)
21 Jawad Williams F 6-6 211   JR Huntington, N.Y. (St. Dominic)
22 Nik Carnermedley F 6-8 233   SO Portland, Maine (Deering)
23 Mike Jones G 6-5 195   FR Dorchester, Mass. (Thayer Academy)
25 Ekene Ibekne F 6-9 211   FR Carson, Calif. (Carson)
31 Will Bowers C 7-1 245 FR Hanover, Md. (Archbishop Spalding)
44 Hassan Fofana G/F 6-10 290   FR Weston, Mass. (Hargrave Military (Va.)


*Thanks to Maryland Athletics for much of the information in this preview.

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