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NC State’s Dennis Smith Jr. records his second triple-double of the season

N.C. State's Dennis Smith Jr. (4) makes a basket as Syracuse's Tyler Lydon (20) and Taurean Thompson (12) guard him in the second half during Syracuse's 100-93 overtime victory over N.C. State at PNC Arena in Raleigh on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017.
N.C. State's Dennis Smith Jr. (4) makes a basket as Syracuse's Tyler Lydon (20) and Taurean Thompson (12) guard him in the second half during Syracuse's 100-93 overtime victory over N.C. State at PNC Arena in Raleigh on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. ehyman@newsobserver.com

N.C. State freshman Dennis Smith Jr. recorded his second triple-double of the season Wednesday night against Syracuse.

With a little less than five minutes left to play Smith had 12 points, 10 rebounds and 14 assists. He achieved the feat when he tipped in a missed shot. The score was 79-76.

Only three other players in the ACC have recorded two triple-doubles in the same season. Those players are Ralph Sampson, Virginia (1979-80), Derrick Lewis, Maryland (1986-87) and Sharone Wright, Clemson (1992-93).

Smith is the only player to do it against two ACC opponents.

Smith’s first triple-double came in a 104-78 blowout win against Virginia Tech on Jan. 4, where he had 27 points, 11 rebounds, and 11 assists.

Jonathan M. Alexander: 919-829-4822, @jonmalexander

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