November 16, 2007
North Carolina State's J.j. Hickson (1) drives to the basket as William & Mary's Kyle Carrabine, left, defends. Hickson, a freshman, scored 31 points in N.C. State's victory Thursday in Raleigh, N.C.
J.J. Hickson wasted no time finding his place in North Carolina State's loaded frontcourt. The freshman scored 31 points on 12-for-12 shooting Thursday night, and No. 21 N.C. State beat William & Mary, 66-47, for the program's 14th straight season-opening victory and second in two tries under coach Sidney Lowe.