Top 25: No. 18 N.C. State 81, North Carolina 83
Raleigh, N.C. • Lorenzo Brown had 20 points and 11 assists to help No. 18 North Carolina State beat North Carolina 91-83 on Saturday night to end a 13-game losing streak in the long rivalry.
Freshman T.J. Warren added 19 points for the Wolfpack (16-4, 5-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who beat the Tar Heels for the first time in nearly six years. N.C. State dominated much of the night, leading by 23 points before the break and 28 after halftime before the Tar Heels put together a second-half push that made things interesting the final minutes.
P.J. Hairston scored 19 points to lead the Tar Heels (13-6, 3-3), including four second-half 3-pointers that helped UNC slowly climb back into the game.
North Carolina cut the deficit to 85-80 with 30.7 seconds left, but the Wolfpack hit six straight free throws to avoid what would've been a crushing late-game collapse.