NC State earns the honor after an up-and-down week that culminated in an 87-75 win over the No. 2 Duke Blue Devils (14-1). The victory against the Devils was after a 61-51 loss just a few days earlier at the No. 3 Virginia Cavaliers (14-0).
“I thought State played a great game obviously. They’re very good,” said Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski. “They were in position to beat Virginia, at Virginia. They’re strong at all positions. They are very good athletically, strong and big wings.”
Junior guard Trevor Lacey led the Wolfpack in the win over the Blue Devils with 21 points and five 3-pointers, while also being awarded ACC Player of the Week.
The Virginia Cavaliers are runner-up with the victory over the Team of the Week, NC State. It was a tight vote with the Wolfpack leading the tally just 13-to-10 over the Cavaliers.
Team and Votes:
1. NC State 13
2. Virginia 10
3. North Carolina 3
4. Louisville 2
5. Miami 1