Pack's Smith out for 3 weeks

Staff WriterNovember 20, 2010 

— N.C. State won't have senior forward Tracy Smith for three weeks after last year's leading scorer and rebounder had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Friday.

The Wolfpack will play No. 20 Georgetown at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the championship game of the Charleston Classic.

Smith started but played only six minutes of the Wolfpack's 85-65 win over East Carolina on Thursday in the first round of the Charleston Classic. He had four points and one rebound and left the game after injuring his knee. He returned to Raleigh and missed the second-round game against George Mason, which the Wolfpack won 78-65.

Smith had 10 points and eight rebounds in N.C. State's season-opening win over Tennessee Tech on Nov. 12. He averaged 16.5 points and 7.3 rebounds per game last season in leading N.C. State to 20 wins and a berth in the National Invitation Tournament.

N.C. State sports information director Annabelle Myers said Smith had arthroscopic surgery on Friday afternoon in Raleigh. The joint was debrided, and no major damage was found. He is expected to be out of action for three weeks.

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