T.J. Warren’s actions on the court did the majority of his talking and yet they still weren’t enough to lift his Wolfpack to a much-needed victory that appeared so close to its grasp.
PAIGE'S BUCKET WITH 0.9 LEFT IN OT LIFTS UNC IN 85-84 COME-FROM-BEHIND THRILLER AT N.C. STATE
Marcus Paige hit a driving basket with 0.9 seconds left to cap a career night and help No. 19 North Carolina beat N.C. State 85-84 in overtime on Wednesday.
Paige finished with 35 points — 31 after halftime — and seven 3-pointers for the Tar Heels (21-7, 11-4 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won their 10th straight. UNC needed every bit of that production to outlast the Wolfpack (17-11, 7-8) and league-leading scorer T.J. Warren, who had a career-high 36 points in a losing effort.
The Tar Heels were down 11 points in the first half and by six with 2 minutes left in overtime, but clawed back to win in a classic finish between nearby rivals.
After James Michael McAdoo scored with 30.5 seconds left to tie it, Warren had a chance to put the Wolfpack up two. But he went just 1 for 2 at the free throw line with 7.7 seconds left, setting the stage for Paige — whose team was out of timeouts — to drive the court and cut into the lane for a hanging layup over Warren for the lead.
N.C. State's final desperation heave wasn't close, sealing the Tar Heels' 16th win in 17 meetings.
Starters Leslie McDonald and Kennedy Meeks both suffered foot injuries over the weekend and may not be at full strength today when No. 19 UNC (20-7, 10-4 ACC) visits N.C. State at PNC Arena (8:06 p.m., WRAL)
Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford on Tuesday named 44 student-athletes who have been selected for the Weaver-James-Corrigan Award, including three student-athletes who will receive the Thacker Award.
T.J. Warren scored 31 points to lead N.C. State to a 71-64 victory over Virginia Tech on Saturday.
Tricia Liston scored 24 points and No. 7 Duke held on to beat No. 14 N.C. State 83-70 on Thursday night.
No. 7-ranked Duke (23-3, 10-2 ACC) will conclude a three-game homestand against its third straight top-14 ranked opponent Thurday (6:30 p.m., ESPN2) as the Blue Devils host 14th-ranked N.C. State (22-4, 9-3) in an ACC women’s basketball game at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Rod Hall led the way for the Tigers with a career-high 20 points and Damarcus Harrison had 14 to go along with McDaniels’ 12 points and six blocked shots in a 73-56 win over North Carolina State on Tuesday night.
After scoring 30 in a defeat of Duke, UNC freshman Diamond DeShields scores 38 as Tar Heels topple N.C. State
Markeisha Gatling scored 20 points to help No. 10 North Carolina State beat Clemson 69-63 in overtime Thursday.
ACC leading scorer T.J. Warren scored 19 of his 27 points in the second half to help lead NC State to a 56-55 win over Miami on Saturday.
ACC got stronger with the additions of Notre Dame, Syracuse and Pittsburgh.
While UNC's recent three-game winning streak has moved the Tar Heels (14-7, 4-4) out of last place in the conference, sophomore point guard Marcus Paige said the team isn’t satisfied.
North Carolina didn’t waste any time continuing its dominance over N.C. State at the Smith Center under Roy Williams.
Myisha Goodwin-Coleman scored all 16 of her points after halftime, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 3:51 left, to help No. 18 North Carolina State beat No. 8 Maryland 72-63 on Thursday night.