Cold snap: NC State scores 24 vs. Hok­ies

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Sunday) - - Sports -

No. 23 North Carolina State was held to a stun­ningly low point to­tal, beaten by No. 12 Vir­ginia Tech

47-24 on Satur­day in the Wolf­pack’s low­est-scor­ing out­put of the shot-clock era.

Kerry Black­s­hear had 13 points and 13 re­bounds and Nick­eil Alexan­der-Walker added 11 points for the vis­it­ing Hok­ies (18-3, 7-2 At­lantic Coast Con­fer­ence), who led the en­tire way de­spite play­ing with­out point guard Justin Robin­son.

Vir­ginia Tech didn’t put up huge num­bers, shoot­ing just 36 per­cent and mak­ing

7 of 21 3-point­ers. Then again, the Hok­ies didn’t need much pro­duc­tion against the cold-shoot­ing Wolf­pack (16-6, 4-5).

N.C. State made just 9 of

54 shots, a con­ver­sion rate of 16.7 per­cent that in­cluded a 2-for-28 show­ing from

3-point range.

It was N.C. State’s low­est scor­ing out­put since man­ag­ing 12 points in a win against Duke in the 1968 ACC tour­na­ment, nearly two decades be­fore the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the shot clock.

Luke Maye had 20 points and 11 re­bounds and Cameron John­son fin­ished with 19 points and 10 re­bounds, help­ing No. 9 North Carolina avenge a blowout loss with a 79-69 vic­tory over No. 15 Louisville.

The road win came three weeks af­ter the Tar Heels (17-4, 7-1 ACC) were pounded by 21 points by Louisville (16-6, 7-2), their worst de­feat at home un­der coach Roy Wil­liams.

The Tar Heels (17-4, 7-1 ACC) re­turned the fa­vor and ended Louisville’s sixgame win­ning streak.

UNC dom­i­nated the boards 49-32 for its fifth con­sec­u­tive vic­tory.

UNC gets re­venge: Kansas se­cures key win:

Dedric Law­son had 25 points and 10 re­bounds, Devon Dot­son added 20 points and No. 11 Kansas cruised to a 79-63 vic­tory over No. 16 Texas Tech.

Lager­ald Vick added 13 points for the host Jay­hawks (17-5, 6-3 Big 12), who came into the show­down of Big 12 ti­tle con­tenders hav­ing lost two straight and three of four.

The Red Raiders fell to 17-5 and 5-4.

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