N.C. State Ends No. 1 Duke's Unbeaten Run

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- NC State forward C.J. Leslie doesn't exactly know how he ended up hoisted upon fans' shoulders near midcourt Saturday afternoon, the chanting, yelling, exuberant Wolfpack crowd celebrating around him.

But the view sure is nice from the top.

"I couldn't see not one bit of the court; it was just all people,'' the junior said, his eyes growing big at the memory. "That's going to be a moment I will never forget."

Along, of course, with beating the No. 1 team in the nation.

Using a combination of big buckets from Leslie, relentless second-half rebounding by senior Richard Howell and a confident resolve that has been building since second-year coach Mark Gottfried took over the program, the Wolfpack halted top-ranked Duke's 15-game...

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