Dennis Smith Jr. records second triple-double of season


Last month, Dennis Smith Jr. recorded the second triple-double in NC State history when he went for 27 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists in a win over Virginia Tech. Well, the freshman and future NBA lottery pick wasn’t satisfied with just one.

On Wednesday night in Raleigh, Smith collected his second triple-double of the season; this time, it came against visiting Syracuse a mere four weeks later. Smith attempted just eight field goals, but he slapped up an impressive line: 13 points, 15 assists and 11 rebounds. NC State, however, lost in overtime 100-93.

Julius Hodge is the only other member of the Wolfpack program to accomplish this feat, doing so in December 2002.

NC State fell to 14-9 (3-7) on the season, while Syracuse improved to 14-9 (6-4). The Orange have now won three straight games.

To read more on Smith’s prolific freshman season, check our breakdown of his 32-point performance against Duke last Monday.