Sure, it took a few weeks, but NC State finally put together a complete game in ACC play. Pittsburgh has been kind to the Wolfpack, so maybe this shouldn't be too surprising. State won two games in Pittsburgh during last year's NCAA tournament to advance to the Sweet Sixteen; State also got 41 points from T.J. Warren at Pitt in 2014, to help propel that team to the NCAAs.
It's been a good run. Thanks, Pittsburgh.
This time around the win in Pennsylvania is probably not as decisive in either the short or long runs, but it ain't bad, in any case. It had been far too long in between strong 40-minute performances for NC State--and for all of us. This might not be a breakthrough, but it still works.
You'll have to get through the Bobby Cremins bumblin' to enjoy these highlights, but they do show some of the superb plays from the frontcourt that helped secure this win. That rebound-and-slam play by Malik Abu is easily among his top-five plays of the season. (Cat Barber was pretty good, too.)