ATLANTA (AP) _ Carisse Moody scored 23 points and Tynesha Lewis added 14 as No. 21 North Carolina State beat Georgia Tech 74-68 on Thursday night.

The Wolfpack (16-8 overall, 7-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) led 37-28 at halftime and took a 67-55 lead with 5:59 left on a basket by Lewis.

Georgia Tech (3-10, 12-12) countered with a 6-0 run and reduced its deficit to six points, 67-61, on a basket by Alex Stewart with 4:02 left.

Tech closed within 71-66 on two free throws by Niesha Butler with 30 seconds remaining, but could get no closer.

Sonja Mallory had 18 points and 10 rebounds for Georgia Tech.