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Wolfpack stuns # 3 Tar Heels

Posted Sunday, February 4, 2007

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Raleigh, NC - Sidney Lowe. the former North Carolina State point guard earned his first big win as its coach when the NC State Wolfpack upset No. 3 North Carolina 83-79 on Saturday.

Sidney Lowe & Roy Williams

NC State's Costner had 15 points and 11 rebounds and Atsur had all 12 of his points in the second half for the Wolfpack, who beat the Tar Heels for the first time since 2003. Courtney Fells scored a career-high 21 points. Sophomore Ben McCauley didn't miss a shot in scoring 17 and Gavin Grant added 16 for N.C. State (13-8, 3-5 Atlantic Coast Conference).

Engin Atsur

Engin Atsur, a senior point guard had 12 points and 10 assists.

The Wolfpack shot 76.5 percent in the second half, hitting 13 of 17 shots from the field.

Tyler Hansbrough led the Tar Heels (20-3, 6-2) with 24 points and scored his 1,000th career point on a dunk late in the first half. North Carolina's other three double-figure scorers were freshmen — Ty Lawson (21 points), Wright (15) and Wayne Ellington (11).

Tyler Hansbrough

The Tar Heels forced 22 State turnovers.

The Tar Heels had their five-game winning streak snapped and blew a chance to move up in the rankings with No. 2 Wisconsin's midweek loss to Indiana.

The Tar Heels have won the past six games in the series and have won 23 of the past 30. Last season North Carolina swept the two games - winning 82-69 in Chapel Hill and then trouncing State 95-71 in Raleigh.

NORTH CAROLINA (6-2 ACC, 20-3)

Ellington 3-9 3-4 11, Terry 1-3 0-0 2, Lawson 8-12 3-4 21, Wright 6-12 3-4 15, Hansbrough 9-16 6-6 24, Ginyard 2-3 0-0 4, Frasor 0-2 0-0 0, Thomas 0-1 0-0 0, Green 0-1 0-0 0, Thompson 1-2 0-0 2, Miller 0-0 0-0 0, Stepheson 0-1 0-2 0. Totals 30-62 15-20 79.

N.C. STATE (3-5, 13-8)

Fells 8-11 1-2 21, Grant 5-10 4-6 16, Atsur 2-3 7-7 12, Costner 4-11 6-9 15, McCauley 6-6 5-8 17, Nieman 0-1 0-0 0, Horner 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 26-43 23-32 83.

Halftime -- North Carolina State 38-36. 3-point goals -- North Carolina 4-15 (Lawson 2-4, Ellington 2-7, Terry 0-1, Green 0-1, Frasor 0-2), N.C. State 8-15 (Fells 4-5, Grant 2-3, Atsur 1-2, Costner 1-5). Rebounds -- North Carolina 25 (Hansbrough 8), N.C. State 31 (Costner 11). Assists -- North Carolina 15 (Lawson 7), N.C. State 19 (Atsur 10). Total Fouls North Carolina 25, N.C. State 21. Fouled Out Horner, Terry. A -- 19,700.

 
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NCSU sophomore Ben McCauley didn't miss a shot in scoring 17.
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