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UNC's offense has historically bad night in loss to N.C. State
Asked Monday about the notion that the UNC-N.C. State game was important to the Wolfpack, UNC coach Roy Williams said the matchup was just as important to his Tar Heels. After setting a Smith Center record for offensive futility in a 58-46 home loss Tuesday, UNC has dropped five of seven games with less than two weeks left in the regular season.
Recap & Analysis: NC State 58 UNC 46
Forty six points. In the nearly 30 year history of the Dean Smith Center, North Carolina had never scored as few points as the Tar Heels did Tuesday night. It was an incredible display of offensive ineptitude out of the gate. None of the shots were falling in the first half and UNC was unable to grab offensive rebounds to compensate for the poor shooting.
UNC-NC State Postgame Quotes
Roy Williams: "Congratulate Mark and his club. They were dominating from the first get-go. Before I even get to that, let me say something really clear. Our crowd was great tonight, we let them down. They were sensational, they were off the charts. Coach let them down, players, we just--early in the game they dominated everything, intimidated us inside."
UNC-N.C. State Postgame Notes
North Carolina is now 19-9 overall, 9-6 in the ACC and 10-4 at home this season. UNC's 46 points are the fewest ever by the Tar Heels in the Smith Center. The previous low was 48 in a 48-46 win over Boston College on Feb. 19, 2011. UNC scored 18 first-half points, matching the fewest in any half by UNC in Roy Williams’ 12 seasons as head coach (also 18 vs. Butler in the first half in Maui on Nov. 20, 2012).
Video: North Carolina vs NC State Game Highlights
View complete game highlights from North Carolina's 58-46 loss to NC State Tuesday night in Chapel Hill:
Video: Roy Williams Post NC State Press Conference
North Carolina coach Roy Williams addresses the media following the Tar Heels' 58-46 loss to NC State in Chapel Hill on February 24th, 2015.
NC State upends No. 15 North Carolina 58-46
Anthony "Cat" Barber scored 16 points and North Carolina State beat No. 15 North Carolina 58-46 on Tuesday night, earning its first road win in the series in a dozen years. Trevor Lacey and Ralston Turner each added 14 points for the Wolfpack. N.C. State didn't shoot particularly well, but it played with toughness and composure while frustrating the Tar Heels just about all night.
Lucas: Rapid Reactions - NC State
The crowd got much-deserved praise from Williams after the game. They were loud and into the game throughout. Sometimes, however, the crowd doesn't decide the game, and State was able to play well enough to negate them on a night when the Smith Center was as hostile as any arena in the league. The Pack got 15 second-chance points, including a backbreaker late in the game.
Box Score: NC State 58, North Carolina 46
View the complete box score from North Carolina's 58-46 loss to NC State in Chapel Hill on Tuesday:
Video: Marcus Paige's hustle leads to a Justin Jackson layup vs. NC State
After a Justin Jackson steal, Marcus Paige hits the floor to pitch the ball ahead to Jackson for the layup against NC State on February 24th, 2015.
Video: Moment of Silence before UNC-NC State
North Carolina and N.C. State honor Yusor and Razan Abu-Salha and Deah Barakat with a moment of silence before the Tar Heels basketball game vs. the Wolfpack.
Carolina-N.C. State Still On For 8PM
The UNC men’s basketball game against N.C. State will be played as scheduled at 8 p.m. this evening. Chapel Hill Transit is running as normal from all lots except Jones Ferry. There will be no shuttle from the Jones Ferry lot. Carolina Livery Shuttles will operate as normal from Rams Head Deck. All game day reserved lots near the Smith Center will be reserved as normal, but there will be no golf cart service from Manning Lots or Bowles Lot.
Roy Williams Radio Show Quotes
How can the fans help your team during games? Roy Williams: “What I was trying to do was to encourage people and tell them, whether the tone was good or bad, that is their decision, but we do need more help. Take your sophistication and throw it out the freaking door. I want you to yell your [rear end] off. This is competition and I need you on my team.”
In Perspective: UNC’s Home Winning Streak Against NCSU
North Carolina’s home winning streak against NC State is also on the line. This streak is significant and often pointed to by Carolina fans as evidence of a downturn in the rivalry as of late. While NC State last beat UNC in 2013 in Raleigh, the Wolfpack haven’t beaten the Tar Heels at the Dean E. Smith Center since 2003. That’s 12 years.
Preview & Prediction: #15 UNC vs NC State
Obviously this is an important game for both teams, Roy Williams noted when asked about NC State needing a win. The Wolfpack has once again dug a hole as far their NCAA Tournament viability is concerned and needs another big win to stay in play for one of the final at-large spots. A road win versus North Carolina would certainly help. Prediction: UNC 85, NC State 70