The Wolfpack never once trailed in the game, leading for 38 minutes and 54 seconds en route to handing the Fighting Irish just their second loss in ACC play since joining the league at the outset of the 2013-14 season. Prior to Thursday evening’s contest, No. 2 Notre Dame was 47-1 in regular-season ACC games.
“I couldn’t be prouder of our kids,” NC State head coach Wes Moore said in his postgame press conference. “That’s a great team over there. I think I counted eight McDonald’s All-Americans [on Notre Dame’s roster] and Muffet [McGraw] is a Hall of Fame coach. Anytime you put great players and a great coach together, it’s hard to do what our team just did. I couldn’t be prouder of them.”