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NCAA Game Summary - North Carolina at North Carolina State



(Wednesday, February 26th)

Final Score: (19) North Carolina 85, North Carolina State 84 (OT)

Raleigh, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - Marcus Paige netted 31 of his 35 points in the second half and overtime, including a game-winning layup with less than a second to play as 19th-ranked North Carolina topped rival North Carolina State, 85-84, at PNC arena.

Paige shot 7-of-12 from behind the arc and contributed six rebounds and five assists for UNC (21-7, 11-4 ACC), which won for the 10th straight time. J.P. Tokoto went for 16 points and 10 rebounds while Brice Johnson added 10 points off the bench.

"It was an unbelievable basketball game," UNC head coach Roy Williams remarked. "Everyone thought we were giving it away and then Marcus made a heck of a drive and we stole one."

NC State (17-11, 7-8) lost despite a career-best 36 points from T.J. Warren, who forced the extra session with a pair of free throws with 1.5 seconds left in regulation and split a pair late in overtime to put the Wolfpack in front before Paige's heroics.

"Marcus Paige made a great play," NC State head coach Mark Gottfried said. "He had to put the ball high off the glass. It is a hard one to take, but you have to bounce back and get ready to go for your next game."

The hosts led 52-45 midway through the second half when Paige caught fire. The sophomore floor general hit two straight from distance, and Tokoto followed with a jumper to give the Tar Heels their first lead since the opening minutes.

Neither team led by more than a possession for the rest of regulation.

Nate Britt hit four in a row from the free throw line and Paige potted a pair, but Warren scored on three straight possessions to keep it tied at 66-apiece. Paige and Ralston Turner then traded triples, and Tokoto drew a foul with five seconds remaining. He made both free throws to put UNC up, but Warren was held away from the ball with less than two seconds to go. He made both, and Paige's last attempt was off the mark as the buzzer sounded.

Warren scored the first six points of the extra session, but Paige kept UNC close with two more 3-pointers. The second cut the deficit to 82-79 and after Tyler Lewis made 1-of-2 from the stripe, Paige made two free throws for an 83-81 contest with under a minute to go. Warren then lost the ball out-of- bounds and James Michael McAdoo tied it with a layup with 29 seconds to go.

After Warren made it 84-83, Paige sprinted the length of the floor, drove to his left and beat the help defender with a scoop layup.

Earlier, the Tar Heels shot just 38.5 percent in the first half and missed all three of their attempts from 3-point range as NC State took a 34-26 lead into the break.

Game Notes

Kennedy Meeks had eight points and 10 boards for UNC ... North Carolina won the rebounding margin 44-37 ... The Wolfpack fell to 10-1 in Warren's career when he nets at least 27 points ... There were 10 ties and eight lead changes ... Turner had 16 points for NC State while BeeJay Anya offered 10 on 4-of-4 shooting off the bench.

02/27 00:28:23 ET

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Scoreboard
NBA
Final
CLE 110
GSW 99
1st
PHO 17
OKC 5
 
Final
KNST 53
NKENTUCKY 78
 
Final
CITA 74
ETST 73
 
Final
GWEBB 91
CSOU 81
 
Final
VMI 82
CHAT 86
 
Final
BRY 77
CCST 69
 
Final
PBY 80
CCAR 69
 
Final
DREX 44
DEL 58
 
Final
UNCA 71
HIGH 75
 
Final
TEMPL 66
HOU 54
Final
EKENT 63
JVST 57
 
Final
WRST 58
UWMIL 61
 
Final
MSU 90
MINN 96
Final
RFLSH 63
MNTER 60
 
Final
OSU 81
NEB 57
Final
MAST 67
NEOM 73
 
Final
ELON 72
NE 65
 
Final
LIB 80
RAD 69
 
Final
FD 85
SHU 90
 
Final
UNCG 81
SAMF 67
 
Final
LIU 69
Terriers 74
 
Final
TENN 65
VANDY 73
Final
RMU 91
WAGN 59
 
Final
FUR 53
WCU 49
 
Final
IUPUI 71
WILL 66
 
Final
CAMP 65
WINT 50
 
Final
MERC 72
WOFF 76
 
Final
APP 58
GSOUT 77
 
Final
UNT 81
CHAR 65
 
Final
MURST 65
EILL 57
 
Final
MARS 87
FIU 69
 
Final
WKENT 71
FATL 68
 
Final
ILLCH 67
UWGB 72
 
Final
ORU 74
NDST 58
 
Final
NDAK 75
NARZ 85
 
Final
RICE 54
ODU 63
 
Final
MON 60
RIDE 63
 
Final
PEAY 64
SIUE 61
 
Final
LATU 77
UTEP 60
Final
SMISS 70
TXSA 66
Final
TENST 52
TENNM 69
 
Final
CHIST 74
GRCN 70
 
Final
UMKC 69
WLVRN 50
 
Final
SALA 57
LAMON 75
 
Final
ARKST 81
TXARL 80
 
Final
ARKLR 92
UGST 83
 
Final
TXST 67
TROY 61
 
2nd
COL 54
ARZ 79
 
2nd
PURD 78
RUTG 62
 
2nd
MEM 54
SMU 63
 
Final
NCOL 77
SUTAH 64
 
2nd
MORE 80
TENT 64
 
Final
EWASH 92
MNTST 68
 
Half
PORT 41
BYU 33
 
Half
CSNO 35
CSFU 39
 
Half
IDAHO 24
MONT 33
 
2nd
SCU 19
PAC 22
 
Half
UCSB 30
UCD 30
 
2nd
CPSL 30
UCI 40
 
1st
UTAH 15
ARST 7
 
11:00pm Tonight
STAN
ORST
11:00pm Tonight
GONZ
SDU
11:00pm Tonight
USF
GAELS
 
11:59pm Tonight
HAW
LBSU
 
Final
NYR 4
ARI 3
Final
CLB 2
MON 5
Final
BUF 6
VAN 3
Final
FLA 0
CHI 3
Final
TOR 3
PHI 2
Final
WIN 1
STL 2
3rd
NAS 2
MIN 3
 
1st
SJS 1
DET 0
 
1st
LOS 0
OTT 0