RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Trevor Lacey scored 21 points and the Wolfpack shot 55 percent to beat No. 2 Duke 87-75 on Sunday, knocking off one of the last three undefeated teams in the country.
The Wolfpack (12-5, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) ran constant double teams at preseason All-American Jahlil Okafor to slow Duke’s big man. N.C. State went 10 for 16 from 3-point range to take control.
Okafor finished with 23 points and 12 rebounds, but the Blue Devils (14-1, 2-1) shot 37 percent and just couldn’t keep up when N.C. State’s offense got rolling.
RUTGERS 67, NO. 4 WISCONSIN 62
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) – Myles Mack had 19 of his 21 points in the second half and Rutgers scored its biggest upset in school history, beating banged up No. 4 Wisconsin.
Kadeem Jack added 20 points for the Scarlet Knights (10-7, 2-2 Big Ten), whose previous biggest upset was a win over No. 6 West Virginia in 1982.
Sam Dekker and Nigel Hayes had 15 points apiece for Wisconsin (15-2, 3-1). The Badgers did not have leading scorer Frank Kaminsky for the game because of a concussion, and they lost guard Traevon Jackson early in the second half with an injury to his right leg.
NO. 15 WICHITA STATE 67, LOYOLA OF CHICAGO 53
CHICAGO (AP) – Tekele Cotton hit four 3-pointers and finished with 16 points to lead No. 15 Wichita State over Loyola of Chicago on Sunday.
Ron Baker scored 15. Fred VanVleet added 14 points and 10 assists, and the Shockers (14-2, 4-0 Missouri Valley Conference) took control in the second half. They outscored the Ramblers (12-4, 2-2) 44-25 after trailing by five at the break to pick up their 22nd straight league win.
Earl Peterson led Loyola with 13 points and Devon Turk scored 11. The emerging Ramblers hit 10 of 18 3-pointers.