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With NC State's backs against the ropes in the ACC and a daunting three-game stretch coming up, the Wolfpack was expected to struggle against No. 16 Duke. Add on the fact that State was without Dusan Mahorcic and Jack Clark, and the length of the Blue Devils frontcourt should have dominated the Pack, right? Wrong.

Not only did the Wolfpack come away with a win, it blistered Duke to the tune of an 84-60 win in PNC Arena, marking the largest deficit for a ranked Duke squad against an unranked opponent. It was also the third-largest margin of victory for the Wolfpack over the Blue Devils as State thoroughly dominated all night long to move to 12-4 (2-3 ACC) on the year.

Following the game, Cory Smith and Miles Masercola discussed what led to the critical win, the backcourt dominance from Terquavion Smith and Jarkel Joiner, the play of D.J. Burns, the importance for the resume and much more. Listen to or watch the full podcast below.