RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina State's players and coaches won't have to hear anything more about a long losing streak to Roy Williams and rival North Carolina.
Lorenzo Brown had 20 points and 11 assists to help the 18th-ranked Wolfpack beat the Tar Heels 91-83 on Saturday night, ending a 13-game losing streak in the century-long rivalry.
Freshman T.J. Warren added 19 points for the Wolfpack (16-4, 5-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who beat the Tar Heels for the first time in nearly six years. N.C. State dominated much of the night, leading by 23 points before the break and 28 after halftime before the Tar Heels put together a second-half push that made things interesting in the final minutes.
N.C. State hadn't beaten UNC since an 83-79 home win in February 2007, its only victory in 20 tries against the Tar Heels since Williams returned to his alma mater before the 2003-04 season.
"Our program's lost a lot of games to North Carolina - they've been great, you've got to give them credit," second-year coach Mark Gottfried said. "They are good and have been good. We're trying to get good. We're trying to climb up the mountain, and at some point, you've got to turn it a little bit and this is a start."
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