= > NC State has now lost four games in a row. This is the Pack’s first loss to a ranked team in the string.
= > NC State is now 2-4 vs Duke in the RBC Center.
= > Herb Sendek is now 2-15 vs Mike Krzyzewski in the regular season and 3-18 overall.
= > Duke is now 30-4 against State in the last 34 games dating back to the early 1990s. Prior to that run, State had held the all-time advantage in the series.
= > NC State entered Thursday night’s game ranked #118 in the Ratings Percentage Index. Despite the loss, adding the strength of Duke’s #3 rating to State’s #227 rated schedule through the first half of the season improved the Wolfpack’s rating to #113.
= > State shot just 5 of 18 on 3-point attempts. It was the fifth game this season where the Pack hit on five or less of attampts.
= > State’s current four-game losing streak is our longest since 1999-2000 season, when the Pack lost seven straight games.
= > State last started 0-2 in conference play in 2001 when it lost its first three games.
= > State lost for the second straight time at home and is 8-2 at the RBC Center this season.
= > State has not beaten a ranked opponent since winning at Wake Forest on March 6, 2004.