N.C. State at Wake Forest observations

Luke DeCockJanuary 15, 2012 

Saturday's 36-point margin was the second biggest ACC road win in N.C. State history and the fourth biggest in the ACC overall. Wins over Clemson in 1954 occupy the top spots: A 113-59 home win in February and a 112-72 road win in December.

With C.J. Leslie held out of the starting lineup for what N.C. State coach Mark Gottfried called disciplinary reasons, DeShawn Painter got the start and responded with seven points and 12 rebounds in 28 minutes, tying his second-most minutes of the season.

"As a player, you get opportunities sometimes and DeShawn did very well," Gottfried said. "I was very proud of him for that."

Wake Forest has now lost four straight games against N.C. State for the first time in 21 years.

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