The Blue Devils turned up the defense in the second half and as a result, they beat the Wolfpack 88-69. The game was tied at 46 with 14:20 to go in the second half, and then Duke outscored NC State 42-23 over the rest of the game. The Blue Devils had 6 players score in double figures. Cassius Stanley had 18 points and 6 rebounds to lead Duke, while fellow freshman Vernon Carey Jr. scored 17 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. Tre Jones had 15 points, 4 assists, 4 steals, and 3 steals.