By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The North Carolina State Wolfpack shocked the No. 17 Duke Blue Devils at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, N.C on Monday night. The Wolfpack defeated the Blue Devils 84-82.
This is North Carolina State’s first win at Cameron Indoor Stadium since 1995.
The Wolfpack improved to 14-7 overall. The Blue Devils fell to 15-5.
Dennis Smith Jr. led the Wolfpack with 32 points, four rebounds, six assists and two steals. Abdul-Malik Abu added 19 points, nine rebounds, two assists and a steal. Maverick Rowan contributed nine points, four rebounds and an assist.
Fellow starters Terry Henderson and Omer Yurtseven combined for six points. Henderson had two rebounds and a block. Yurtseven also had a rebound.
North Carolina State shot 50% from the field. They shot 66% from the free throw line and 37% from three-point range.
Smith Jr. made four three-pointers. Rowan also made the other two three-pointers.
The Wolfpack had 18 bench points. Ted Kapita led these players with 14 points and 10 rebounds.
Jayson Tatum led the Blue Devils with 16 points, nine rebounds, three assists, two blocks and a steal. Matt Jones added 11 points, three rebounds, three assists and two steals. Frank Jackson contributed seven points, four rebounds and two assists.
Fellow starters Amile Jefferson and Marques Bolden combined for seven points. Jefferson had five rebounds, two assists, a block and a steal. Bolden also had three rebounds and a steal.
Duke shot 46% from the field. They were 66% from the free throw line and they shot only 28% from beyond the arc.
James made three three-pointers. Luke Kennard made two, while Tatum, Jackson and Grayson Allen made one three-pointer each.
The Blue Devils had 41 bench points. Kennard led these players with 20 points, five rebounds, four assists and two steals.
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