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NC State Holds Off UNC, 91-83

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Grant Halverson

It can't ever be easy, can it? NC State expanded a 19-point halftime lead to 24 after the first eight minutes or so of the second half, and it was at that point that I started to relax a bit. My primary concern was that the Heels would get the jump on us early in the second period, cut the lead to around 10 with about 10 minutes left in the game, and then it would have been scary time the rest of the way.

When that didn't happen, I started to feel pretty good about State's ability to avoid collapse. Then the Shit done struck.

Say what you will about our defensive issues during Carolina's rally, but 52 points in 13:22 is absolute insanity. We simply were lucky enough to have built a large cushion that allowed us to withstand this hey-we-can't-miss onslaught down the stretch. We were up 28 points on the Heels when their run started, and that was just too much of a head start for them.

Which, thank heavens. Good god, man.

Oh also, Calvin done killed a guy:

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