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No. 23 NC State faces 2 top-12 teams


N.C. State (16-4, 4-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) is coming off a 69-67 win against Clemson, secured when the Wolfpack rallied from six down in the final 26.5 seconds and won on Braxton Beverly's final-play 3-pointer.


From there, it's a Virginia Tech team that lacks depth but entered the week ranked sixth in KenPom's adjusted offensive efficiency (120.3 points per 100 possessions) and third nationally in 3-point percentage (.424).


The last time Louisville played North Carolina, the Cardinals handed the Tar Heels their worst home loss under Roy Williams.


They visit Georgia Tech on Tuesday before traveling to play the 15th-ranked Cardinals (15-5, 6-1), who have won five straight entering Wednesday's trip to Wake Forest and made the biggest jump (eight spots) of any team in Monday's latest AP Top 25 poll.


Texas Tech, which defeated TCU 84-65 on Monday night, won at Kansas' Allen Fieldhouse last January for its first win there in 18 tries.


5 Michigan for the Wolverines' only loss, and has an all-America candidate in forward Ethan Happ (18.9 points, 10.4 rebounds, 5.2 assists per game).






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