NCAAB Game Recap - Wisconsin at North Carolina State
Wed Dec 4, 2019 9:15 PM EST

ND
51
MD
72
F
UVA
40
Purd
69
F
OhSt
74
UNC
49
F
TXSo
62
Gonz
101
F
LoyMa
64
Colora
76
F
FlaAM
43
Tenn
72
F
E WA
80
Wash
90
F
Penn
69
Vill
80
F
UtSt
71
SJSU
59
F
IUPUI
51
MorSt
56
F
SacHr
89
UMassL
86
F
Leh
69
StFPA
77
F
SCar
84
UMass
80
F
Boston
63
GrgWas
64
F
W IL
86
Evans
90
F
VMI
58
Duques
71
F
Colg
82
Bingha
74
F
E IL
69
IPFW
74
F
RobM
70
YSU
81
F
WIGB
71
Xav
84
F
JMU
71
Radf
94
F
(N/A)
51
Ohio
90
F
Maine
63
NE
78
F
Longw
41
NCAT
52
F
(N/A)
37
UNH
91
F
KennSt
54
UNCG
72
F
Tows
76
Morg
59
F
Akr
85
Marsh
73
F
NCC
59
UGA
95
F
Canis
59
FlAtl
62
F
FlGlf
53
FlInt
71
F
LoyMD
84
DelSt
76
F
ETSU
96
Citad
84
F
Iona
62
UConn
80
F
(N/A)
79
CoCar
114
F
Toled
80
Clev
65
F
(N/A)
55
Brown
82
F
Nebras
56
GaTec
73
F
Yale
61
Albany
52
F
Princ
76
Drex
82
F
NJIT
65
Army
75
F
PaulQ
69
Gram
79
F
ArkPB
39
Tuls
72
F
GTown
81
OkSt
74
F
UMKC
61
IaSt
79
F
BYU
95
Utah
102
F(OT)
UCDav
85
NoAZ
66
F
Norf
59
SIU
76
F
(N/A)
63
ULMo
86
F
TxSt
60
Hou
68
F
N AL
63
Troy
71
F
TxTch
60
DeP
65
F(OT)
Tul
61
SoMis
56
F
NNMU
47
N CO
92
F
Jacksn
56
Marq
75
F
Web
72
UtVal
67
F
AF
86
Wyo
77
F
Bois
78
NM
80
F
SDSU
79
ColSt
57
F
ChiSt
89
SIU-E
81
F
Wisc
54
NCSU
69
F
Wake
54
PSU
76
F
UCRiv
67
CBap
79
F
CSNor
71
Portl
64
F
CS-Ful
59
Pacif
62
F
SCla
67
Nev
98
F
WaSt
78
Ida
65
F
UNLV
81
Fres
80
F(2OT)
Cal
64
USF
76
F

Dec 4, 2019, 9:15 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Wisconsin (4-4)

30

24

54

North Carolina State (6-2)

32

37

69

Hellems, NC State pull away to beat Wisconsin, 69-54
Thu Dec 5, 2019 9:05 AM

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Jericole Hellems had a career night and North Carolina State earned some revenge. The Wolfpack's marquee nonconference home game was anything but a flop.

Hellems scored a career-high 23 points and North Carolina State beat Wisconsin 69-54 on Wednesday night in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.

Markell Johnson finished with 12 points and C.J. Bryce added 11 for N.C. State (6-2).

Johnson beat the halftime buzzer with a 3-pointer from midcourt that started the 29-14 run that put the Wolfpack in control and helped them avenge last year's 79-75 loss to the Badgers (4-4) in Madison — a game that N.C. State fans thought was marred by a series of flops.

"It stung a lot," Devon Daniels said. "That was a big game for us last year. We knew we lost that game so coming in this year we just tried to lock in the whole week leading up to the game, really focus on making it tough for them and I think we did that."

N.C. State hit five 3-pointers during that run — including two by Hellems — and Bryce buried one that put the Wolfpack up 58-44 with 10 minutes left. Wisconsin didn't get closer than nine the rest of the way.

"I think it was important for us to show teams and show everybody that we are a good team and we can hang with the best of them," said Hellems, who set a career scoring high for the second straight game and surpassed the previous best of 17 points he set last Thursday in a loss to No. 16 Memphis.

"I thought we got well tonight," coach Kevin Keatts said. "We bounced back."

Aleem Ford finished with 13 points, and Kobe King and Nate Reuvers added 11 apiece for the Badgers. They entered shooting 81% from the free-throw line as a team, ranking fifth in Division I, but were just 4 of 12 in the second half and finished at 47%.

Wisconsin's shooting percentage was in the 30s for the third straight game — all losses. The Badgers finished this one at 38%.

"Even tonight at the free-throw line ... it's rare for us to not put the ball in the basket there," Wisconsin coach Greg Gard said. "We forced some tough jump shots that they made. ... The difference was, we made 11 3s last year. We've got to score. It's a simple game. Whether guys are pressing right now or it's weighing on them mentally, we've got to fight through it."

BIG PICTURE

Wisconsin: The Badgers, who rank 28th in Division I in adjusted defensive efficiency, struggled against an N.C. State offense that ranks 16th in adjusted offensive efficiency and plays at a much faster pace. Wisconsin allowed N.C. State to score on nine of 11 possessions during that 7-minute stretch midway through the second half that pushed its lead to 14.

N.C. State: The Wolfpack put arguably the ACC's best sixth man into the starting lineup, giving Daniels his first start since the opener against Georgia Tech in place of Bryce. In six games as a reserve, Daniels averaged 12.8 points. He's the only one of the ACC's top 25 scorers who typically doesn't start, and finished this one with six points in 25 minutes.

BOO BIRDS

Brad Davison was booed every time he touched the ball, or even entered the game, by the N.C. State fans who remembered all too well how the Wisconsin guard drew a handful of charges — or, in their opinion, repeatedly flopped — during the Badgers' win. Then, with N.C. State's victory a formality in the final minute and Davison on the bench, the students chanted "We want Brad."

ROTTEN APPLE

Brooklyn, New York, was not kind to either team last week. Wisconsin went 0-2 last Monday and Tuesday in the Legends Classic at the Barclays Center. Two days later in the same building, N.C. State lost to No. 16 Memphis in the Barclays Center Classic.

UP NEXT

Wisconsin: Plays host to Indiana on Saturday in its Big Ten opener.

N.C. State: Visits Wake Forest on Saturday in its first ACC road game.

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Leaders

Wisconsin PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
B. Pritzl 0 0 0 4 1 0
A. Ford 13 0 0 7 1 1
North Carolina State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
C. Graham 0 0 0 0 0 0
M. Farthing 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team Comparison

Wisc NCSU
Points For 54 69
Field Goals 21/56-38% 27/56-48%
Three Pointers 5/23-22% 8/20-40%
Free Throws 7/15-47% 7/10-70%
Offensive Rebounds 14 8
Defensive Rebounds 23 24
Rebounds 40 41
Blocks 4 6
Steals 3 7
Turnovers 9 6
Personal Fouls 11 10
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - NCSU Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Wed Dec 4 Wisc 54 @ NCSU 69 T. Anderson 3 M. Bates 2

Game Information

Stadium: PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina
Attendance: 16,035
Game Time: