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North Carolina State University
DALLAS – The NC State males’s basketball crew is not finished but, as Kevin Keatts‘ crew is headed to the Remaining 4 in Glendale, Az. The Wolfpack defeated second-seed Duke, 76-64, Sunday night inside American Airways Middle to advance to the nationwide semifinals for the primary time since 1983.

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The Wolfpack gained its ninth-straight sport to develop into solely the seventh double-digit seed in historical past to make it to the Remaining 4 

America’s sweetheart, DJ Burns, Jr., led the Pack with a season-high 29 factors, whereas DJ Horne added 20. Michael O’Connell added a career-high 11 rebounds and handed out a season-high six assists.

Ben Middlebrooks added seven factors, 5 rebounds, 4 offensive, and a game-high three blocks in 26 minutes off the bench. 

Mohamed Diarra, who entered the sport with seven consecutive double-digit rebounding video games and had a double-double in 5 of the final six video games, added seven rebounds.

Burns, Jr., was named the South Area’s Most Excellent Participant. He was joined on the All-Event crew by Horne whereas Duke’s Kyle Filipowski and Jared McCain and Marquette’s Tyler Kolek rounded out the five-man squad.

NC State shot 73.1 p.c within the second half and outscored Duke, 55-37, to show a six-point halftime deficit into the Blue Devils first double-digit lack of the season.

The Pack held Duke to only 32.2 p.c capturing for the sport, the bottom area purpose share for an NC State opponent this season.

The Pack took its first lead because it was 8-7 on two Horne free throws to make it 36-35 with 12:59 to play. The Blue Devils responded on its subsequent possession with a three-point play to retake the lead, however Burns scored on NC State’s subsequent possession and Horne made a floating jumper after a Duke turnover to present NC State a 40-38 lead with 11:48 remaining.

NC State would by no means path once more.

Burns and Horne’s back-to-back baskets have been the beginning of a 17-4 run that closed with NC State up 53-42 with 6:55 to go.

Duke would by no means get nearer than 9 factors the remainder of the best way.

Burns scored 20 of his 29 factors within the second half as he made 9 of his 11 second half area purpose makes an attempt. Hroned scored 15 of his 20 factors within the second half as he made 5 of his seven area purpose makes an attempt within the remaining 20 minutes.

Duke was led by freshman Jared McCain who scored a game-high 32 factors.

The Pack will play No. 1 seed Purdue within the Remaining 4. Tipoff in Phoenix is scheduled for six:09 p.m. ET and the sport might be televised on TBS.


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