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Gerry Broome, Associated Press
Georgia Tech's Kammeon Holsey (24) is guarded by North Carolina State's C.J. Leslie during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Raleigh, N.C., Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012.

RALEIGH, N.C. — Glen Rice Jr. scored 22 points to help Georgia Tech beat North Carolina State 82-71 on Wednesday night.

Mfon Udofia added 17 for the Yellow Jackets (8-8, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who went on a 19-3 run to end the first half and take control. Georgia Tech led by 11 at halftime, then pushed that margin to 16 points midway through the second half in a surprisingly one-sided win. The Yellow Jackets had lost four straight games, but shot 51 percent and hit 9 of 15 3-pointers to give first-year coach Brian Gregory his first ACC victory.

C.J. Leslie scored 16 points to lead N.C. State (12-5, 1-1), which looked out of rhythm all night en route to handing its own first-year coach — Mark Gottfried — his first league loss. The Wolfpack had won six straight games since falling to top-ranked Syracuse here on Dec. 17.