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NC State went into Blacksburg and not only held a lead for the majority of the night, but also closed it out finally. The Wolfpack notched a 68-63 win over Virginia Tech -- KenPom's No. 24 team in the country -- to snap a five-game losing streak.

What does a win like this do for the confidence of the entire team? How huge were the performances from Dereon Seabron, Terquavion Smith and Jericole Hellems? Did we see a glimpse of Ernest Ross' potential? How close is this team to breaking through for real?