7:00 PM ET, January 26, 2013
PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina
RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina State's players and coaches won't have to hear anything more about a long losing streak to Roy Williams and rival North Carolina.Lorenzo Brown had 20 points and 11 assists to help the 18th-ranked Wolfpack beat the Tar Heels 91-83 on Saturday night, ending a 13-game losing streak in the century-long rivalry.Freshman T.J. Warren added 19 points for the Wolfpack (16-4, 5-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who beat the Tar Heels for the first time in nearly six years. NC State dominated much of the night, leading by 23 points before the break and 28 after halftime before the Tar Heels put together a second-half push that made things interesting in the final minutes.
Pickeral: Big Win for Wolfpack
NC State routed the Tar Heels, snapping a 13-game losing streak to its in-state rivals. It's a win that moves the Wolfpack in the "right direction," writes Robbi Pickeral. Blog
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||33-71 (.465)||32-65 (.492)|
|3P Made-Attempted||8-22 (.364)||7-13 (.538)|
|FT Made-Attempted||9-10 (.900)||20-23 (.870)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||16 (0/0)||9 (0/0)|
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NC State scored 44 points in the paint Saturday, the most paint points North Carolina has allowed in ACC play during the last two seasons. The Tar Heels have allowed more than 44 points in the paint just once during the last two seasons.[+]
Most Paint Points Allowed
North Carolina and NC State both entered the weekend in the Top 5 in Division I in transition points per game. In the first half, the Wolfpack had 20 fastbreak points while holding the Tar Heels to none.
This is the third time this season that North Carolina has been held below 30 points in the first half. The Tar Heels lost the other two games (vs Butler, at Virginia).
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