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NCAA Game Summary - Duke at North Carolina State



(Saturday, January 12th)

Final Score: (20) North Carolina State 84, (1) Duke 76

Raleigh, NC (Sports Network) - C.J. Leslie posted a game-best 25 points as 20th-ranked North Carolina State knocked No. 1 Duke from the ranks of the unbeaten with an 84-76 decision on Saturday afternoon.

Richard Howell dropped in 16 points with a game-high 18 rebounds for the Wolfpack (14-2, 3-0 ACC), who beat their conference rivals for the first time in nearly three years.

"We drew some energy off our fans, no question about it," said NC State head coach Mark Gottfried. "Our guys played really hard, they knew this was a big deal. Our ability to finish defensive possessions with rebounds in the second half helped us. The best offense we could run was getting on the boards and scoring. We finished it with defensive rebounding."

Scott Wood had 14 points and Lorenzo Brown picked up 12 points and tied a career best by dishing out 13 assists as NC State won its 10th in a row overall.

Seth Curry made five three-pointers en route to 22 points for the Blue Devils (15-1, 2-1), who couldn't meet the challenge in their first true road contest of the season.

Quinn Cook added 17 points and Mason Plumlee contributed 15 points and 11 boards with four steals in defeat, one which came without the services of Ryan Kelly.

Only Michigan, which plays Ohio State on Sunday, remains unblemished on the year.

"Give NC State all the credit, I thought they played a heck of a game and I thought we fought like crazy to give ourselves a chance to win," said Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski. "State played outstanding basketball. I thought we played well, we're banged up but our kids played with a lot of heart and their kids did too."

Cook's layup brought Duke back within 55-51 with just over seven minutes played in the second half, and when Curry was true from long distance, the Blue Devils found themselves down only 58-57 approaching the midway point.

The hosts struck back with nine in a row to gain the breathing room they needed to post the victory, ending on a fast-break lay-in from Rodney Purvis plus a free throw for a 67-57 game. Leslie fueled the surge with the first three baskets.

Cook's bucket and a Curry triple pulled Duke within five, but the NC State lead grew to nine once more, 71-62, with 5:02 to go, after Howell made his tries from the charity stripe. Plumlee's bucket in the paint made it 73-69 with 2:07 to play, but Leslie answered in kind to push NC State's lead to six.

Following Cook's miss in close, Brown made the front end of a 1-and-1 for a seven-point spread inside of a minute remaining. Cook then hit a layup for a 76-71 score with 40.7 on the clock.

Brown connected on two from the line to extend the lead to seven, and Cook responded in kind to make it 78-73. That was as close as Duke was allowed down the stretch. Wood and Leslie combined to go 6-for-6 from the line to seal it.

NC State led 5-2 in the opening minutes, and its lead grew to 13-8 with just over 5 1/2 minutes played. Duke used a quick burst to take a 21-15 advantage after a fadeaway jumper from Curry and the resulting free throw.

A four-point play by Wood then pulled the hosts within 27-23, and a short time later back-to-back Leslie buckets pushed the Wolfpack on top 31-29. Purvis followed with a slam and Duke called timeout down by four with 3:47 left in the half.

Curry's later triple forged a 39-39 deadlock, but T.J. Warren's bucket in the final seconds sent NC State to the break up by two.

Howell began the second half with consecutive baskets to give the Wolfpack a 45-39 edge, and his lay-in off the break provided a 53-45 margin less than five minutes in.

"Richard was going over the top of ball screens, finding his way to the basket, rebounding the ball," Gottfried added. "I challenged everyone in the huddle, 'Is anybody going to get a rebound besides Richard?' and he said, 'Don't worry coach, I've got them all.'"

Game Notes

NC State's last win over Duke came on January 20, 2010, an 88-74 home triumph ... The Wolfpack's 10-game win streak and 3-0 start to their ACC schedule match similar marks last attained in 1988-89 ... Duke has still won 26 of the last 30 meetings ... Warren finished with 10 points for the victors ... Duke's Amile Jefferson fouled out after posting 10 points, four rebounds and a pair of blocks.

01/12 19:23:40 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
UNC 66
BUT 74
Final
ECU 73
HAW 75
Final
DUKE 93
FUR 54
Final
CHA 97
POR 105
 
Final
NCSU 84
RICH 72
 
3rd
FLA 1
CAR 0
 
Final
PHI 91
BRK 99
 
Final
ORL 96
GSW 111
 
Final
CHA 97
POR 105
 
Final
CLE 113
WAS 87
 
4th
DET 91
LAC 95
 
4th
DAL 76
NYK 79
 
4th
ATL 99
TOR 105
 
3rd
MIN 64
MIL 65
 
3rd
HOU 73
SAC 66
 
3rd
OKC 68
UTA 58
 
Half
SAN 50
IND 55
 
2nd
PHO 39
DEN 37
 
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LAL
MEM
Final
UNC 66
BUT 74
Final
FRES 64
MAR 68
Final
CHAT 61
RMU 46
Final
EMICH 68
ROCH 35
 
Final
MRGST 51
LIB 50
 
Final
HAMP 60
AMER 64
 
Final
BEL 78
DEN 57
Final
UMASS 79
NE 54
Final
JMU 79
SHU 72
 
Final
KNST 84
SAMF 71
 
Final
ECU 73
HAW 75
Final
CHAM 60
MIZZ 74
Final
CCAR 61
LAMON 48
Final
OKLA 75
UCLA 65
Final
ELON 65
UNF 72
 
Final
UWMIL 66
ORU 69
Final
WCU 66
CHIST 61
Final
DUKE 93
FUR 54
Final
BYU 85
PURD 87
 
Final
EVAN 79
USF 72
 
Final
COL 71
GTDNS 75
 
Final
VERM 73
BRY 47
 
Final
OSU 91
CAMP 64
 
Final
LOU 45
CLST 33
 
Final
UCF 69
DAVID 95
 
Final
IONA 126
DELST 76
 
Final
OU 78
UGST 83
 
Final
TOWS 97
GOUCHER 43
 
Final
ND 81
GRAM 54
 
Final
YALE 82
LAF 60
 
Final
GWU 91
LONG 66
 
Final
VT 78
UMO 63
 
Final
WAKE 83
MNTER 49
 
Final
NAVY 67
PSUHARRIS 42
 
Final
NCSU 84
RICH 72
 
Final
MINN 61
STJ 70
 
Final
JVU 69
TRINBAPT 57
 
Final
YOUNG 66
UMKC 63
 
Final
UAB 43
WISC 72
 
Final
CORN 67
CAN 60
 
Final
WVU 103
VMI 72
 
2nd
DEP 57
LEH 69
 
2nd
UNT 59
MVSU 46
 
2nd
MARS 59
MORE 67
 
2nd
TCU 61
RAD 38
 
2nd
SELA 79
TENT 65
 
2nd
SMU 54
TXSOU 39
 
2nd
UTAH 65
TXPA 40
 
2nd
LMU 50
UCR 42
 
2nd
SCAR 67
UNCA 52
 
2nd
SD 73
WAYNEST 60
 
2nd
PITT 49
KYST 41
 
2nd
UWGB 31
FLGC 20
 
2nd
IOWA 43
NILL 26
 
1st
ORST 30
AUB 30
 
1st
MONT 21
CARROLLMT 14
 
1st
SUTAH 30
EKENT 30
 
1st
NMST 24
FAM 13
 
1st
WYO 25
STET 11
 
1st
EWASH 32
NKENTUCKY 17
 
1st
IDST 25
WLVRN 25
 
1st
GEOR 4
UF 7
 
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GONZ
UGA
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NIOWA
NW
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SDST
ARZ
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CAL
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UCD
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NDAK
ALAST
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CSNO
PORST
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AKAN
PAC
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1st OT
NYI 2
WAS 2
 
Final
BUF 1
WIN 2
 
3rd
FLA 1
CAR 0
 
3rd
TAM 3
NYR 2
 
3rd
DET 4
PHI 1
 
3rd
PIT 3
TOR 3
 
2nd Intermission
MIN 0
LOS 4
 
1st Intermission
COL 0
CHI 0
 
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