Duke Rallies Past NC State

6:40 AM, Feb 17, 2012   |    comments
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Durham, NC (Sports Network) - Duke is becoming quite good at this comeback thing.

Seth Curry scored 26 points and Austin Rivers added 16, including the go-ahead three-pointer with 2:26 to play, as No.5 Duke rallied from a double-digit second-half deficit for the second time in as many weeks, downing North Carolina State, 78-73.

Rivers' three gave Duke its first lead of the game and capped a furious rally from a 20-point deficit. The freshman guard was the star of last week's rally, draining the game-winning three at the buzzer to complete the comeback from a 10-point deficit in the final three minutes to down North Carolina, 85-84.

This time, he had some big support from Curry, who attacked the rim in the final 10 minutes and put pressure on a North Carolina State team in serious foul trouble. The Blue Devils (22-4, 9-2 ACC) started 3-of-20 from long range, but made five of their final nine tries.

Lorenzo Brown led North Carolina State (18-8, 7-4) with 19 points, six rebounds and five assists, while Alex Johnson added 13 points and C.J. Leslie posted 12 points, nine rebounds and six blocks. The loss snapped the Wolfpack's three-game winning streak.

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