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RALEIGH, N. Jaleel Johnson Jersey .C. -- It was supposed to be Dennis Smith Jr.s coming-out party, but his fellow starters joined him as guests of honor.Terry Henderson scored 23 points to help North Carolina State beat Georgia Southern 81-79 on Friday night in the season opener for both teams.All five starters scored in double figures for the Wolfpack, who won despite shooting 4 of 24 from 3-point range.We all made key plays down the stretch that we needed to win, N.C. State guard Torin Dorn said.Maverick Rowan scored 17 points for N.C. State and Abdul-Malik Abu had 15 points and 11 rebounds.Dorn added 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Wolfpack. He scored in the lane with 3:47 left to put N.C. State ahead for good at 68-67.It can be anybodys night, Henderson said. It doesnt just have to be my night. It can be Torins night, Dennis night. Weve got so many weapons.Tookie Brown had 26 points and a career-high 10 rebounds to lead Georgia Southern. Ike Smith added 20 points for the Eagles.Smith, the highly touted freshman point guard, scored 11 points on 3-of-13 shooting from the field for N.C. State.Georgia Southern led 66-60 with just over six minutes to play, but N.C. State answered with a 10-1 run to seize control.BIG PICTUREGeorgia Southern: It was an impressive effort by the Eagles, who scrapped their way to 20 offensive rebounds and appear ready to improve on their 14-17 record from last season.N.C. State: The Wolfpack are off to a nice start after A rough beginning a year ago, when they dropped their opener and lost Henderson to a season-ending ankle injury just six minutes into the game.SHOOTING BLANKSThe Eagles missed the shooting touch of guard Mike Hughes, who is suspended for the first three games after finishing second on the team in scoring last season. They made just 5 of 22 3-point attempts and 20 of 32 free throws. Still, Georgia Southern, which set a school record for 3-pointers a year ago, almost pulled the upset. That was encouraging, coach Mark Byington said. We were close to winning in a different way than our normal recipe.N.C. State was even worse from 3-point range. The Wolfpack missed their final 16 3-point attempts, including all nine in the second half.HIGHLIGHT REELSmith threw a no-look lob over his shoulder to Abu for a two-handed dunk in the first half. The alley oop brought rap star J. Cole, a close friend of Smith, out of his courtside seat for a brief celebration. The play gave N.C. State a 30-20 lead, but the Wolfpack went without a basket for the next five minutes.QUICK COMPAREBrown, the reigning Sun Belt rookie of the year, provided a stiff test for Smith, the favorite to win the award in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Both guards wear No. 4, and both played 36 minutes. In addition to his efforts chasing down rebounds, Brown finished with three assists and no turnovers. Smith, who briefly left the game in the second half after taking a knee to his thigh, added five assists and just one turnover.ELIGIBILITY WATCHN.C. State freshman Ted Kapita has been ruled eligible for competition by the NCAA. N.C. State learned of the decision before the game. Kapita, a 6-8 forward from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is eligible to play on Sunday.UP NEXTGeorgia Southern hosts NAIA opponent Coastal Georgia on Monday. Its one of just two home games that the Eagles play in their first 12 contests.N.C. State hosts St. Francis on Sunday in the season opener for the Terriers. Pat Elflein Vikings Jersey . Denis Coderre, the former federal MP who was elected mayor on Nov. 3, has drawn the ire of some Montreal Canadiens. During last nights game he tweeted: "Hello? Can we get a one-way ticket to (minor-league) Hamilton for David Desharnais please. Ben Gedeon Womens Jersey . -- Its been a long road back for Sean Bergenheim. http://www.vikingsteamofficial.com/dalvin-cook-jersey/ . This should be celebrated because it will not always be this way. With the amount of money given to players by their clubs these days, it is a wonder that so many of those teams allow the sport to continue to take away many of their assets so they can play for a different team in the middle of their season. COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State needed a win like this, with last weekends loss to UCLA in the rear-view mirror and the Big Ten schedule looming.Keita Bates-Diop, JaeSean Tate and Kam Williams each scored 15 points as the Buckeyes Ohio took advantage of poor-shooting Youngstown State in a 77-40 blowout Tuesday night.Trevor Thompson contributed a double-double with 11 points and 15 rebounds, and C.J. Jackson had eight points for Ohio State (9-3) in a game that was never in doubt.It was real fun being out there, Williams said. Its one of the best feelings in the world when you get your mojo back.Youngstown State (6-7) shot only 21 percent from the floor and was beaten badly on the boards by the Buckeyes, who scored 48 points in the paint and shot 50 percent on the night.Matt Donlan led Youngstown State with 10 points and six rebounds. The Horizon League team hasnt beaten the Buckeyes in four tries.It was an ugly game on our part, Youngstown State coach Jerry Slocum said. We obviously didnt shoot the ball very well. Were disappointed in our effort in a team that believe it or not is pretty good offensively. We certainly didnt help ourselves in transition defense. It was a poor performance by us.The Penguins were just 2 for 21 from the 3-point line while Ohio State managed five baskets in 15 attempts from beyond the arc.Ohio State rolled out to a 12-1 lead to start the game and led 42-14 at the half. The Penguins suffered a scoring drought of more than 5 minutes in the middle of the half and shot 14.8 percent in that first frame. They hit just two of their last 18 shots to finish the half 4 for 27 from the floor. Pat Elflein Youth Jersey. I wanted to play like this for once, Ohio State coach Thad Matta said. We really challenged the guys Saturday after the game (with) lets see what were made of. The last two days have been hard for these guys, and Im fine with that.Ohio State center Micah Potter suffered a sprained ankle when he stepped on the referees foot on the opening tip and had to be helped off the court, with Thompson taking his place. Potter, a 6-foot-9 freshman, is averaging 4.3 points and 4.1 rebounds. Hes day-to-day.Hes a pretty tough kid, Matta said. Hell get back quick.BIG PICTUREYoungstown State: The cold-shooting Penguins couldnt take advantage of Ohio States less-than-crisp play at times. If Tuesday night was any indication, YSU might be in for a long season.Ohio State: The Buckeyes blew out an inferior team they were supposed to beat, but looked sloppy a lot of the time doing it. They are still a work in progress, with one more pre-conference game on the schedule.I feel like today we really played together, Thompson said. We had fun, and that was the big thing.UP NEXTYoungstown State: Returns home to open Horizon League play against Milwaukee on Dec. 29.Ohio State: Plays Thursday night at home against UNC Asheville. After the Christmas break, the Big Ten schedule opens on New Years Day.---More college basketball at http://collegebasketball.ap.org---Follow Mitch Stacy at http://twitter.com/mitchstacy Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '