The No. With the win, their first in school history, the Bears advance to third-round action in the Midwest Region, where they await the winner of No. Mercer came out firing and never seemed intimidated by the heavily favored Blue Devils. It was a game of runs, and the Bears matched everything Duke threw at them, hitting clutch shot after clutch shot to remain close or snatch back the lead.
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The Pack rode a balanced offensive attack to the win, as four players scored in double figures and eight of the 10 players on the roster finished with seven or more points.
Senior guard Torin Dorn led the Pack in scoring with 12 points, the fourth time in five games the Charlotte native has led NC State in scoring. It has outscored the opponents bench by over points through five games. With the win the Pack became the first team in ACC history to win each of its first three games of the season by 46 points or more.
NC State's scoring margin of Mary's For the season, NC State's opponents are shooting NC State won the last meeting between the two programs, , on Dec.
The season was the last season legendary NC State coach Everett Case was the head coach of the program. The Pack has forced 90 opponent turnovers while Mercer has forced 86 turnovers. NC State ranks 24th in the country in turnover margin, while the Bears rank 54th. On Tuesday, NC State went on a run against Saint Peter's in the first half, holding the Peacocks without a field goal for over 12 minutes.
The Pack's average halftime lead this season is The Pack outscored Mount St. Mary's by 40 points in the second half, outscored Maryland Eastern Shore by 36 points in the first half, outscoured UNC Asheville by 22 points in the first half and 29 points in the second half and outscored Maine by 24 points in the first half last Saturday.