North Carolina Regroups, Beats NC State 77-63

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Deon Thompson scored 20 points and North Carolina ended its longest losing streak in six years by beating North Carolina State 77-63 on Tuesday night.

Larry Drew II scored 18 points for the Tar Heels (13-7, 2-3 Atlantic Coast Conference), who snapped their first three-game losing streak under coach Roy Williams. They also finally earned their first road win, something they desperately needed to do if they had any hopes of regrouping in the final month of the regular season.

North Carolina shot 51 percent and held the Wolfpack scoreless for more than 8 minutes in the second half, helping the Tar Heels build a 17-point lead in front of a stunned home crowd for N.C. State.

Tracy Smith scored 20 points for the Wolfpack (13-8, 2-5), who couldn't follow up last week's upset of Duke with another win against a nearby rival.

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  • by BABYBLUE on Jan 27, 2010 at 10:08 PM
    Still need to win like every game from here on out
  • by JDLadd on Jan 27, 2010 at 06:32 PM
    I like Roy Williams because he's so honest and can kick people out of the "Dean Dome" when he wants.
  • by Brooksie on Jan 27, 2010 at 11:45 AM
    I am a Tarheel fan but Data Man, what does your comment have to do with anything???
  • by Data Man on Jan 27, 2010 at 07:58 AM
    Jayson, UNC is the team man! Did you know that Wake Forest was the first ACC school to let a minority play!?
  • by Jayson Location: GV on Jan 27, 2010 at 06:01 AM
    how come when UNC lost to Wake Forest there was no comment box available?? But when UNC wins, low and behold the comment box appears. Just an observation. I'm sure there's a valid reason
  • by kevin Location: Greenville on Jan 27, 2010 at 03:10 AM
  • by carl Location: greenville on Jan 27, 2010 at 02:37 AM
    go heels, no matter how bad it gets, the heels can depend on the wolfpack to choke. howl

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