8:00 PM ET, February 21, 2012
PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina
RALEIGH, N.C. -- For once, North Carolina's offense wasn't all about Kendall Marshall racking up assists by looking to his high-scoring teammates instead of for his own shot.Instead, the pass-first point guard turned in the best scoring day of his career to go with his latest masterful floor game.The sophomore had a career-high 22 points and 13 assists to help No. 7 North Carolina beat North Carolina State 86-74 on Tuesday night, extending the Tar Heels' domination of their nearby rivals.Harrison Barnes added 20 points for the Tar Heels (24-4, 11-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who beat the Wolfpack (18-10, 7-6) for the 12th straight time. North Carolina hasn't lost to NC State since February 2007 and has its longest winning streak in the 99-year history of the series.
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||29-57 (.509)||29-70 (.414)|
|3P Made-Attempted||10-19 (.526)||3-13 (.231)|
|FT Made-Attempted||18-24 (.750)||13-23 (.565)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||14 (0/0)||20 (0/0)|