GAMEDAY Mens Basketball

North Carolina State 68, Virginia 61


By HANK KURZ Jr.
AP Sports Writer

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - DJ Funderburk scored nine of his 14 points in the second half and North Carolina State opened a big lead and held off No. 15 Virginia 68-61 for its fourth straight Atlantic Coast Conference road victory.

Cam Hayes led the Wolfpack with 16 points and Shakeel Moore had 12 for N.C. State (11-9, 7-8 ACC), which last won four in a row on the road in the last two games of 1980-81 season and the first two the following season.

Sam Hauser led Virginia with 21 points and Jay Huff had 19 points and 11 rebounds, but the Cavaliers (15-6, 11-4) lost their third straight for the first time since the 2016-17 season. They were outscored 30-16 in the paint, 17-6 off the bench and led for just 48 seconds.

The Cavaliers twice closed within five, the second time at 54-49 on Hauser's third 3-pointer with 3:40 left, but Hayes barely beat the shot clock and banked in a desperation 3-pointer from the top of the key to push the lead back to eight.

Two free throws by Huff made it 57-53, and back-to-back 3s by Hauser brought them within 65-61 with 18 seconds left. But Dereon Seabron hit a free throw and Hayes hit two more to finish it off. NC State made 15 of its last 17 free-throw attempts.

The Wolfpack led 17-4 after nine minutes, but Virginia used a 13-4 run to close within 25-21 two minutes before halftime. The Cavaliers took their first lead at 35-33 on two free throws by Huff with 14:31 remaining, capping a 12-4 spurt that started with consecutive 3-pointers by Hauser from in front of the Cavaliers' bench.

But N.C. State steadied itself, getting four points each from Manny Bates and Moore and a 3-pointer from Braxton Beverly as it scored 12 of the next 14 points.

The Cavaliers twice closed within five, the second time at 54-49 on Hauser's third 3-pointer with 3:40 left, but Hayes barely beat the shot clock and banked in a desperation 3-pointer from the top of the key to push the lead back to eight.

February 24, 2021



North Carolina State
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
J. Hellems F 37 2-7 3-4 1-3 2-8 3 0 0 0 3 8
D. Funderburk F 31 5-10 4-5 0-1 0-6 1 1 1 2 1 14
M. Bates F 28 3-6 2-2 0-0 0-3 3 1 0 2 2 8
C. Hayes G 30 3-5 7-8 3-4 0-3 0 0 2 0 1 16
D. Seabron G 29 2-5 1-2 0-1 0-3 3 1 1 3 0 5
S. Moore   24 4-9 4-5 0-1 1-4 1 1 0 2 3 12
B. Beverly   20 1-2 2-2 1-2 0-1 1 0 2 0 2 5
Totals   199 20-44
(.455)
23-28
(.821)
5-12
(.417)
6-31 12 4 6 9 12 68


Virginia
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
S. Hauser F 37 7-16 2-2 5-11 0-2 0 0 0 0 3 21
J. Huff F 34 6-12 6-6 1-6 4-11 0 5 3 1 3 19
K. Clark G 39 2-7 6-6 1-1 0-3 7 0 0 3 4 11
R. Beekman G 30 1-5 0-0 0-2 0-2 3 0 1 2 2 2
T. Murphy III G 19 1-5 0-0 0-4 0-1 2 0 0 2 5 2
J. McKoy   16 2-3 0-0 0-0 3-3 1 0 0 0 1 4
F. Caffaro   15 1-3 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 1 0 0 1 2
C. Morsell   11 0-3 0-0 0-1 0-1 0 0 1 0 0 0
Totals   201 20-54
(.370)
14-14
(1.000)
7-25
(.280)
9-30 13 6 5 8 19 61

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