19 North Carolina 21-7 at North Carolina State 17-11
Let’s start, NC State passing it in but UNC’s Marcus Paige jumps and tips it to Leslie McDonald as he’s going out of bounds, McDonald passes to JP Tokoto and then Tokoto with the flush! 2nd half now and Paige knocks down a 3! Less than a minute later, Paige from the corner…YESSSSS! Then Paige off the pick and roll…IT FALLS! NC State kept this one very interesting and off the missed 3, NC State’s Jordan Vandenberg goes up and slams down the dunk! A minute left, tied at 66 and Marcus Paige drains the 3 from the far corner! On the other end, the Wolfpack’s Ralston Turner makes a 3 from behind the elbow and we go to overtime. NC State up in OT and the Wolfpack’s TJ Warren adds onto that lead as he puts it in off the glass for the easy score. Warren had 36 points on the day. Next UNC possession, Marcus Paige off the motion offense for 3…you know that’s going in. Paige had 35 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. UNC down still, they need the ball because time’s running out. They won’t foul but they’ll pressure and Warren turns it over, UNC Ball, down 2 with 36.9 seconds to play. And James Michael McAdoo goes to work in the post and gets the 2-pointer to go, we are tied! 7.7 seconds and a foul is called on McAdoo, NC State’s Warren with 2 free throws to take the lead… he misses the first, makes the second. So UNC, gotta work fast, Paige off the screen…LAYS IT IN TO WIN THE GAME! UNC wins 85-84!