7:00 PM ET, February 11, 2009
PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Three days after squandering an 18-point lead with 13 minutes remaining, North Carolina State was in nearly the same position again.
Wake Forest lost 82-76 to unranked NC State on Wednesday. The Demon Deacons are now just 2-4 vs. unranked ACC foes this season but are undefeated (3-0) vs. ranked ACC teams.
|Opp FG pct||34.1||43.5|
• Brandon Costner scored 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds as NC State moved to 4-1 against Wake Forest under current head coach Sidney Lowe. This is just the Wolfpack's third win in ACC play and the first one that didn't come in overtime.
• For Wake Forest, it was the same old story. They've now lost four straight and five of the last six at NC State. The Demon Deacons have also lost 17 of their last 21 on the road.
• James Johnson scored 21 for Wake in a losing effort, the only Demon Deacons player in double figures.
-- ESPN research
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||31-62 (.500)||26-61 (.426)|
|3P Made-Attempted||5-18 (.278)||7-18 (.389)|
|FT Made-Attempted||9-16 (.563)||23-31 (.742)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||24 (0/0)||15 (0/0)|
Next 5 Games
ACC Conference Standings
|TEAM||CONF W-L||TOTAL W-L|
|#3 North Carolina||13-3||28-4|
|#8 Wake Forest||11-5||24-6|
|#25 Florida State||10-6||25-9|
|North Carolina State||6-10||16-14|
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