North Carolina State dealt a blow to Georgia Tech’s slim NCAA Tournament hopes.
Kennedy Meeks had all of his 13 points and seven rebounds after halftime for the Tar Heels.
Bryant Crawford finished with 21 points, and his layup with about 1:20 to play pulled Wake Forest within 93-92.
The loss was the Wolfpack’s first game since the announcement that coach Mark Gottfried is out after the season.
“I think it was coming for a while,” said senior David Markham. “I went to the game last night and a lot of ‘Fire Gottfried.’ chants were go…
Tatum hit three 3-pointers as the shot clock approached 0:00 in the second half, all coming after the Cavaliers pulled within 43-42.
UNC finished with a 60-22 edge in points in the paint and a 41-25 rebounding advantage that led to a 27-13 edge in second-chance points.
“I know you have a job to do and ask questions,” he said.
Luke Kennard scored 25 points and No. 18 Duke held on to beat Clemson 64-62 on Saturday.
Dennis Smith Jr. scored 17 points to lead the Wolfpack (14-12, 3-10), who offered meager resistance as Wake Forest kept stretching out its l…