Theo Pinson scored a career-high 23 points.
Star freshman Marvin Bagley III was out with a sprained knee.
Allerik Freeman scored a team-high 20 points .
Duke senior Reed Kreger couldn’t wait to get back to his tent.
Grayson Allen had 19 points for Duke, all but two in the opening half.
The Tar Heels made eight from behind the arc in the first half alone and 12 of 27 overall.
N.C. State had lost five straight years in Winston-Salem, including last year’s 30-point loss.
The game was critical for both teams who reside squarely on the NCAA bubble.
Grayson Allen scored 25 points and matched a career high with seven 3-pointers, helping No. 12 Duke beat Virginia Tech 74-52 on Wednesday ni…
Top scorer Luke Maye struggled to just eight points on 3-for-11 shooting.