Field Goal %
- UNC 46.5
- 49.2 NCST
Three Point %
- UNC 36.4
- 53.8 NCST
- UNC 14
- 16 NCST
- UNC 35
- 48 NCST
- Raleigh, North Carolina 27699
- Line: NCST -5.0
- 0th Half
NC State scored 44 points in the paint Saturday, the most paint points North Carolina has allowed in ACC play during the last two seasons. The Tar Heels have allowed more than 44 points in the paint just once during the last two seasons.
North Carolina and NC State both entered the weekend in the Top 5 in Division I in transition points per game. In the first half, the Wolfpack had 20 fastbreak points while holding the Tar Heels to none.
This is the third time this season that North Carolina has been held below 30 points in the first half. The Tar Heels lost the other two games (vs Butler, at Virginia).
Despite speculation about his future with the program, Tim Miles has made it very clear that he wants to return as the head coach of the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
Mick Cronin feels fortunate to have avoided the significant injuries that have befallen some college basketball teams this season. Cronin's team is fully healthy and if that remains the case, the No. 15 Bearcats could be poised for a deep tournament run.
No. 5 UCLA has stubbed its toe at Arizona State twice in the last four seasons, including a two-point loss almost two years ago to the day of Thursday's visit by the Bruins.