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Orange looks like No. 1 team

If you were to look at some of the stats from last night’s game you would automatically assume a Syracuse loss. NC State shot 58-percent from the field, shot 50-percent from 3-point range, had twice as many assists as the Orange and held the rebounding edge. And yet, the Orange walked away with the win. This was the performance of a No. 1 team. It wasn’t that they played a perfect game. Far from it. But they battled through a hot start by the Wolfpack who prevented them from playing their typical game and still beat a solid team on the road by 16 points.