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Smith has 32, NC State stuns No. 17 Duke

(AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) The ball - and No. 17 Duke's final chance to tie - bounced off Jayson Tatum's foot and right to North Carolina State star freshman Dennis Smith Jr.

Smith grabbed it and sprinted to the other end as the final seconds vanished for a stunning 84-82 win in the Blue Devils' famously hostile Cameron Indoor Stadium. But he didn't stop when the horn sounded - continuing his downcourt charge, taking off a few steps inside the foul line and throwing down a rim-jarring dunk.

It didn't matter that the dunk didn't count. Smith had provided the perfect capper to a spectacular performance Monday night, one that had his teammates mobbing him in celebration the moment he touched down.


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2 Kansas18-1
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5 Baylor18-1
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5 Florida State18-2
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