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It wasn't quite as easy this time around. Then again, the Tar Heels remained in firm control of this one, turning away several spurts by the Wolfpack and playing from in front almost all night before stretching the lead out in the final 11 minutes.
N.C. State has lost to Duke, Florida State and North Carolina in the past week, the three teams that entered the week leading the ACC standings. This might've been the Wolfpack's last chance for a marquee win to help its NCAA tournament chances.
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