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Virginia finds outside touch in 70-55 win at NC State

NC State's Gottfried: 'It is disappointing. I wanted us to win today'

NC State head basketball coach Mark Gottfried talks about the Wolfpack's loss to the Virginia Cavaliers at PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017.
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NC State head basketball coach Mark Gottfried talks about the Wolfpack's loss to the Virginia Cavaliers at PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017.

Struggling for wins, and to find points, Virginia got right on Saturday afternoon with a trip to N.C. State.

The No. 18 Cavaliers got hot, by their standards, from the 3-point line to end a four-game losing streak with a 70-55 road win over the Wolfpack.

Freshman Kyle Guy scored 19 points and junior Devon Hall added a career-high 18 to hand N.C. State (15-15, 4-13 ACC) its seventh ACC home loss of the season.

NC State senior BeeJay Anya and his teammates were emotional as Anya was recognized before the Wolfpack's final home game at PNC Arena Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017.

UVA (19-9, 9-7) was just 18-of-75 (24 percent) from 3 in consecutive losses to Virginia Tech, Duke, North Carolina and Miami and had averaged 55.5 points in those games – and with the benefit of three overtime periods.

The Cavaliers got five 3s from Guy and finished 11-of-16 from 3. They made 7 of 12 (58.3 percent) in the first half to build a 35-21 lead.

They stretched their margin out to 19, 45-26, less than 3 minutes into the second half, but N.C. State was able to cut it down to eight, 59-51 with 5:30 to play. Freshman guard Dennis Smith Jr., in likely his last home game, scored 13 points to lead the Wolfpack.

NC State senior walk-on Chris Brickhouse gets into the game as time winds down on Senior Day as the Wolfpack play Virginia at PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017.

Joe Giglio: 919-829-8938, @jwgiglio

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