Colleges

Blog: UNC dominates NC State 84-70

Posted February 1, 2014

FINAL: UNC 84, Nc State 70: UNC opened up a big first half lead Saturday against NC State and coasted to a 84-70 win.

UNC had four in double figures including a double double from McAdoo and a game high 20 from McDonald.

NC State was led by TJ Warren's 21.

2:24 2nd: UNC 75, NC State 62: At the final media break, the only thing left to be decided is the final score as UNC has a firm grasp on the outcome! up 13.

TJ Warren is up to 17 points for the Wolfpack. James Michael McAdoo has a double double with 15 and 12.

7:56 2nd: UNC 68, NC State 46: UNC has opened up their largest lead of the game at 22 points at the under-8 timeout.

11:56 2nd: UNC 55, NC State 41: UNC is plus-9 on the glass in the second half and has 17 offensive rebounds as they continue to lead NC State by double digits.

15:16 2nd: UNC 49, NC State 33: Runs of four and six points by NC State were interrupted by a 9-0 run by UNC and the difference is 16 early in the second.

HALF: UNC 40, NC State 23: Marcus Paige leads all scoters at the half with 11 points and NC State is shooting just 25 percent from the floor as the margin is 17 at half.

NC State's shooting woes continue as they are 10-40 from the floor, 1-7 from deep and 2-7 from the line. They have also had two shot clock violations and turned it over six times.

UNC has 10 points from the line on 16 attempts and holds a slim 27-25 edge in rebounds.

3:42 1st: UNC 30, NC State 16: At the final media break of the first, UNC has opened their lead up to 14 points after Leslie McDonald connected on the games first three.

6:34 1st: UNC 25, NC State 14: James Michael McAdoo is filling the state sheet early with 8 points and four rebounds as UNC leads NC State by 11 at the under-8.

Marcus Paige has also added serve points and Kenedy Meeks has five rebounds.

For NC State, Warren and barber each have six points but are a combined six for 17 shooting.

11:09 1st: UNC 20, NC State 6: It is a perfect storm of bad for NC State early as UNC is dominating all facets and leading 20-6 midway through the first.

NC State is just 3-for-18 from the floor and 0-for-4 on free throws and have Hadley shot clock violations. UNC is shooting 50 percent and has blocked five Wolfpack shots.

15:53 1st: UNC 7, NC State 2: There is very little flow in the early going as the teams have combined to commit seven fouls, and go just 3-for-10 on the subsequent free throws. 

NC State is 0-4 from the line and just 1-7 from the floor. UNC is just 2-7 from the field.

20:00 1st: NC State at UNC: The Tar Heels host the Wolfpack in the 225th meeting between the rivals.

Starting for UNC will be McDonald, Meeks, Paige, Tokoto and McAdoo. NC State starters are Barber, Vandenberg, Turner, Warren and Washington.


PREGAME

Tobacco Road rivals North Carolina State and North Carolina will renew their series for 225th time on Saturday afternoon when they meet in Chapel Hill for a 1 p.m. tip (ESPN2) in the Dean E. Smith Center.

Although Duke is certainly North Carolina's primary rival, there is no love lost between these two programs. They have met 224 times since first squaring off in 1912, with the Tar Heels dominating the all-time series, 148-76. However, the Wolfpack earned a season split a year ago.

NC State has picked itself back up after a round stretch, with wins in three straight contests, all at home. The Wolfpack are now 14-7 overall, and .500 in league play (4-4). They will be on the road in four of their next five games, beginning against Miami next Saturday.

North Carolina has also had an uneven season, but the Tar Heels have earned wins in three of their last four to improve to 13-7 overall, including a 3-4 mark in conference play. They will host another long-time ACC foe on Tuesday when Maryland comes to town.

Sophomore T.J. Warren, the ACC's leading scorer, poured in 30 points, marking his fourth 30-point outing of the season, before fouling out as the Wolfpack held off Florida State for a 74-70 victory last time they were in action. NC State connected on 45.6 percent of its shots from the floor, outscoring the Seminoles in the paint (42-26) in a game in which neither team led by more than eight points.

The Wolfpack have been a mediocre offensive squad this season, ranking seventh in the ACC in scoring (72 ppg) and fourth in field goal percentage (.463). They have had a much moire difficult time on the boards, where they are ranked in the bottom half of the conference (35.8 rpg).

Warren (22.5 ppg, 7.2 rpg) has done all he can to keep his team competitive in all three of those areas, leading the team in rebounding as well as scoring, while shooting 51.3 percent from the field. Support has been limited for Warren, with Anthony Barber (10.8 ppg) and Desmond Lee (10.2 ppg) the next best scoring options.

North Carolina picked up a 78-65 road win over Georgia Tech in its last tilt. Marcus Paige led the way with 19 points, seven assists and five rebounds, as the Tar Heels shot 66.7 percent from the floor in the second half to pull away for the 13-point decision.

The Tar Heels are scoring nearly four more points per game (75.6 ppg) than the Wolfpack, despite shooting worse from the field (.458). Better balance has been the key, as Paige (16.8 ppg, 4.3 apg) is the top scorer on a team which features five players netting at least nine ppg.

James Michael McAddoo (14.9 ppg, 6.4 rpg) finishes well around the rim and is coming off a 17-point performance against Georgia Tech. Leslie McDonald (10.5 ppg) is only shooting 35.2 percent from the floor this season, but he tallied 15 points against the Yellow Jackets.

Providing further depth are Brice Johnson (9.7 ppg, 6.2 rpg) and J.P. Tokoto (9.1 ppg, 5.8 rpg).

25 Comments

Please to add a comment.

Oldest First
View all
  • mxteam44 Feb 1, 10:18 p.m.

    Funny how quickly WRAL buried this story WAY down the list of sports stories! Way to show your true colors boys!!! Not like we didn't know anyway. Hey, got any new stories about PJ Hairston? Oh, that's right, you beat the same old one to death up until State started stinking it up! SMH

  • 903 Hail Providence Feb 1, 5:44 p.m.

    Doris Burke is one of THE most annoying analysts to call the game - right up there with Dickie... View More

    — Posted by StunGunn

    Just looked at a few minutes of the game on DVR. Burke is dreadful, seems anti Carolina. She... View More

    — Posted by unc70

    Burke is dreadful, seems anti Carolina

    ...because anyone who's "anti Carolina" must be dreadful...

  • unc70 Feb 1, 4:05 p.m.

    Doris Burke is one of THE most annoying analysts to call the game - right up there with Dickie... View More

    — Posted by StunGunn

    Just looked at a few minutes of the game on DVR. Burke is dreadful, seems anti Carolina. She kept wanting to see replays, but few were shown, probably for good reason. Her discussion was wrong in each one I looked in slow motion. Really clueless.

    Glad for another win. And Happy Birthday.

  • hisbiueheaven Feb 1, 3:24 p.m.

    great win by unc we shut the wolfpackers up again the team is playing better they just have to finish baskets but not very pleased with our defense in the 2nd half but good win congradulations to the heels!

  • TB from WF Feb 1, 3:18 p.m.

    Never expected to win. Thought we played scared and intimidated the first half. Glad to see the Pack not give up. It's a learning process. GO PACK!!!

  • StunGunn Feb 1, 3:17 p.m.

    That was a much needed win, by the Heels. I can only imagine their record, if they had hit their... View More

    — Posted by The Heels Win Again

    Agreed, but if they hit their FT's like they did today, they'll win a lot more games, and they have some tough games ahead.

  • The Heels Win Again Feb 1, 3:14 p.m.

    That was a much needed win, by the Heels. I can only imagine their record, if they had hit their free ones, all year. Time to move on to Maryland!

    GO HEELS!!!!

  • StunGunn Feb 1, 3:14 p.m.

    This one was for you JG. Happy Birthday.

    — Posted by Dreamchaser

    Thanks, Dream. It was worth getting one year older:)

  • UNC81 Feb 1, 3:13 p.m.

    Another year, another Tar Heel victory. Roy's 11-0 at home against the Pack. Total domination.

  • StunGunn Feb 1, 3:12 p.m.

    The Heels have this one in the bag.

    — Posted by Dreamchaser

    It ain't over till it's over, Dream, but I do like the effort and intensity by the Heels:)

    — Posted by StunGunn

    What can I say, I'm psychic :) Actually there is a certain poster, a Turkey in every sense of... View More

    — Posted by Dreamchaser

    Ha ha - well played, Dream.

More...

 

 

  • ACC: NC State at Georgia Tech

    Tomorrow at 12:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • SEC: Arkansas at Florida

    Tomorrow at 2:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • PGA: Waste Management Phoenix Open

    Tomorrow at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • Big 10: Michigan at Michigan State

    Sunday at 1:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NHL: Hurricanes vs. St. Louis

    Tonight at 7:00 on 99.9 The Fan

  • ACC: NC State at Georgia Tech

    Tomorrow at 12:00 pm on WRAL-FM

  • NHL: Carolina Hurricanes at NY Rangers

    Tomorrow at 7:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

Scoreboard
Local
7:00pm Tonight
CAR
STL
 
Final
ORL 100
MIL 115
Final
IND 103
NYK 82
Final
MEM 99
DEN 69
Final
LAL 123
CHI 118
7:00pm Tonight
PHI
MIN
 
7:30pm Tonight
BOS
HOU
 
7:30pm Tonight
ATL
POR
 
7:30pm Tonight
CLE
SAC
 
7:30pm Tonight
BRK
TOR
 
8:00pm Tonight
MIA
DAL
 
8:00pm Tonight
NOP
LAC
 
9:00pm Tonight
UTA
GSW
 
10:30pm Tonight
PHO
CHI
 
Final
PROV 83
DEP 72
Final
RUTG 51
MSU 71
Final
ARMY 71
BU 67
 
Final
RFLSH 75
BRY 68
 
Final
MERC 75
CHAT 72
 
Final
LIU 67
CCST 55
 
Final
TOWS 74
COC 70
 
Final
UMASS 66
DAY 64
Final
FUR 59
ETST 55
 
Final
ODU 71
FIU 56
Final
RMU 87
FD 65
 
Final
CHAR 86
FATL 61
Final
LIB 53
HIGH 72
 
Final
UNF 86
KNST 67
 
Final
FLGC 78
LIP 62
 
Final
OSU 80
MD 56
Final
Terriers 73
MNTER 67
 
Final
STET 85
NKENTUCKY 75
 
Final
WAGN 75
SHU 64
 
Final
GMAS 68
STLU 60
Final
JVU 65
USCU 78
 
Final
VMI 70
WCU 85
 
Final
LATU 69
WKENT 56
Final
UNCG 42
WOFF 58
 
Final
DET 93
YOUNG 87
 
Final
GSOUT 83
APP 46
 
Final
TENNM 81
EILL 51
 
Final
GHND 64
HC 54
 
Final
CIN 70
UCONN 58
Final
NDST 61
DEN 54
 
Final
SD 55
MAST 66
 
Final
UWMIL 71
ILLCH 65
 
Final
BEL 103
JVST 82
 
Final
SMISS 54
MARS 69
Final
TXSA 69
MTST 58
Final
PETE 49
RIDE 58
 
Final
SEMIZ 61
SIUE 75
 
Final
TENST 64
TENT 56
 
Final
NDAK 60
WEBER 67
 
Final
SALA 89
LALAF 85
 
Final
ARKST 65
ARKLR 75
 
Final
TROY 55
LAMON 58
 
Final
TXARL 74
UGST 88
 
Final
MURST 85
EKENT 78
 
Final
NCOL 79
IDST 76
 
Final
MIZZ 53
KENT 69
Final
GONZ 64
PORT 46
Final
UTEP 71
UAB 69
Final
GRCN 78
UMKC 57
 
Final
WLVRN 78
CHIST 62
 
Final
USC 94
COL 98
Final
UCI 67
CPSL 57
 
Final
CSNO 73
HAW 84
 
Final
PAC 43
PEPP 50
 
Final
SDU 69
SCU 64
 
Final
UCD 70
UCSB 64
 
Final
UCLA 69
UTAH 59
Final
PORST 54
MONT 73
 
Final
SACST 75
MNTST 59
 
Final
CSFU 85
LBSU 91
 
Final
GAELS 68
LMU 54
 
Final
WASU 67
CAL 76
Final
BYU 78
USF 74
 
6:00pm Tonight
PRIN
HARV
 
7:00pm Tonight
CORN
BRO
 
7:00pm Tonight
PENN
DART
 
7:00pm Tonight
NIAG
MAR
 
7:00pm Tonight
CAN
QUIN
 
7:00pm Tonight
MAN
SIENA
 
8:00pm Tonight
WILL
IUPUI
 
8:00pm Tonight
FAIR
MON
 
8:00pm Tonight
ARST
OREG
 
8:00pm Tonight
CLMB
YALE
 
10:00pm Tonight
BUF
KSU
 
10:00pm Tonight
ARZ
ORST
 
Final
NYI 2
BOS 5
Final
NYR 0
MON 1
Final
PHI 5
WIN 2
Final
TOR 1
ARI 3
Final
FLA 3
CLB 2
Final
TAM 5
DET 1
Final
STL 5
NAS 4
Final
CAL 0
MIN 1
Final
EDM 3
BUF 2
Final
SJS 6
ANA 3
7:00pm Tonight
NJD
PIT
 
7:00pm Tonight
CAR
STL
 
9:00pm Tonight
COL
NAS
 
10:00pm Tonight
VAN
BUF
 
10:00pm Tonight
ANA
CHI