1 – UNC 84 – NC State 74. They did what they had to do and move to 21-8 overall 13-5 in conference play.
2 – Armando Bacot was super with 28 points and 18 rebounds. Just work to avoid the touch fouls and stay in the game.
3 – Brady Manek continues to give solid play. Improved defense and rebounding are very noticeable.
4 – Puff Johnson had a career game with 16 points and 5 rebounds while filling in for the Leaky Black who left the game before halftime with a knee sprain and did not play in the second half.
5 – RJ Davis had a quiet, controlled offensive game while playing great defense.
6 – Caleb Love added 16 points and played a good defensive game but continues to turn the ball over at a high rate and continues to make questionable decisions on the offensive end.
7 – Winning by 10 is great. Not scoring in the last 2:07 and allowing NC State to score the last 9 points of the game is concerning.
8 – Key to next game for UNC: Be happy with this win, stay on the game plan, be smarter with fouls and decision making. Don’t look ahead. Remember that the next game is not important until after you win this game.
9 – Avoiding history – NC State needs to win one of their last two games to avoid being the first team in school history to lose 20 conference games.
10 – Any team can win it. As of this post, two games separate the top four teams in the conference with one week to go in the regular season.