After disposing of Virginia 69-65 Monday night to ease the sting of last Saturday’s 72-59 loss at Clemson, Duke welcomes Triangle ACC rival N.C. State to Cameron Indoor Stadium Saturday, Jan. 18 (2 p.m., WRAL).
Markeisha Gatling shot 8 for 8 from the field for 20 points on Thursday night as No. 20 N.C. State beat No. 17 Florida State 80-57.
Codi Miller-McIntyre inbounded the ball, got it right back and charged down the court with his team down a point.
It was the last-second shot Wake Forest's floor leader was to more than ready to take.
"I wanted it," he said. "What type of player would I be if I didn't want it?"
The sophomore hit that runner while being fouled with 4.9 seconds left to help Wake Forest beat North Carolina State 70-69 on Wednesday night.
Miller-McIntyre scored 20 points, the last coming when he raced down court on that length-of-the-court inbounds play to hit the leaner while being bumped by Ralston Turner. Miller-McIntyre missed the free throw, but N.C. State's Anthony "Cat" Barber wasn't close on a desperation shot at the buzzer.
It was a big win for the Demon Deacons (12-5, 2-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who had lost two straight since their upset of North Carolina here Jan. 5.
The win against the Wolfpack (11-6, 1-3) marked the first time the Demon Deacons had beaten UNC and N.C. State in the same season in four years, according to STATS LLC. It was the first time the Demon Deacons beat both at home in the same season since 2008-09, when Wake Forest rose to No. 1 in the national rankings.
The Tar Heels and the Wolfpack will play a non-conference game on April 15 at Durham Bulls Athletic Park, the site of last year’s 18-inning ACC Tournament marathon between the teams that set a state record for attendance at a college baseball game.
Joe Harris scored 16 points and Virginia routed N.C. State 76-45 on Saturday night.
Mount Zion went basket for basket with nationally fourth-ranked Oak Hill before the size of the squad from Mouth of Wilson, Va., allowed the visitors to gain separation for a 72-62 win Friday night at Mount Zion Christian Academy.
No. 13 UNC TURNS IT ON AFTER TURNOVERS BY No. 20 N.C. STATE
Freshman Diamond DeShields scored 21 points to help No. 13 North Carolina beat No. 20 N.C. State 79-70 on Thursday night. Xylina McDaniel added 15 points for the Tar Heels (13-3, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who used a 24-2 run late in the first half to take control after an early 10-point deficit. UNC led 45-29 at halftime and by double figures for most of the second half, though the Wolfpack (14-2, 1-1) rallied to within five points three times in the final 3 minutes only to fall short. Markeisha Gatling had 18 points to lead N.C. State, which had its first national ranking since the 2006-07 season under late Hall of Famer Kay Yow. First-year coach Wes Moore's team was trying for its first 2-0 ACC start since 2000. The Tar Heels shot 51 percent, with DeShields scoring 10 points during UNC's big run. DEVELOPING ...
First-year Wolfpack coach Wes Moore is pushing his team to maintain its surprising start heading into Thursday's game at No. 13 North Carolina (6 p.m., ESPN3).
Duke redshirt senior offensive guard Dave Harding and N.C. Central senior quarterback Jordan Reid were to be honored as members of the AFCA Good Works Team during halftime of the Sugar Bowl Thursday Jan. 2 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Southern was in good hands with Maurice Trowell.
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7-footer Jordan Vandenberg scored 16 of his career-high 18 points in the second half, T.J. Warren had a career-high 32 points on 14-of-23 shooting and Anthony “Cat” Barber finished with 16 points as N.C. State won 7th straight, 90-79.
There are games like Saturday’s 76-66 victory over Long Beach State at PNC Arena where Wolfpack fans get a glimpse of Cat Barber’s potential on both ends of the floor. Not only did he score 19 points, but he helped break open a close game in the second half and played stellar defense on the opponent’s top player.
T.J. Warren scored 22 points to help N.C. State beat Northwestern 69-48 on Wednesday night in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Ralston Turner added 13 points for the Wolfpack (5-2), who led nearly all night and by as many as 23 points after halftime. N.C. State shot 46 percent to win its third straight overall, while the win against Northwestern(4-5)stopped a five-game losing streak in the annual interconference matchup.
T.J. Warren scored 30 points — 26 in the second half — to lead North Carolina State to a 75-56 victory over Eastern Kentucky Saturday night at PNC Arena.