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Instant Analysis: No. 8 NC State knocks out Nova

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In a stunner tonight, No. 8 NC State has shocked No. 1 Villanova at the Consol Energy Center, 71-68.

Darrun Hillard went off tonight to the tune of 27 points, but it wasn’t enough to top the upstart Wolfpack in a tight game. The first half was close, with a flurry of fouls going into the half, with NC State up 32-28. After the break, things continued to heat up with the game becoming quite chippy near the end, as 12 fouls were recorded in the last 5 minutes. Villanova sank three from beyond the arc as a final comeback bid, but never could pull ahead of State.

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A Weekend of Heartbreakers

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Even the best Hollywood movie screenwriter couldn’t have written a more perfect ending for Michigan State on Saturday.

Tied at 56-56 with No. 22 Ohio State, Denzel Valentine – yes, really – hit the game-winning 3-pointer with 3.2 seconds left in regulation to lift the Spartans to a key win on – yes, really – Valentine’s Day.

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