The second half of Wednesday's game?
Not so much.
The Wolfpack rattled off a 14-3 run early in the second half, breaking open a tight game and beating the Tar Heels 84-73.
State's senior guard Tynesha Lewis torched UNC (14-12, 7-8 in the ACC)for 20 points in the second half of Senior Night at Reynolds Coliseum, and she recorded just the second triple-double (10 rebounds, 10 assists) in school history -- in either men's or women's basketball.
She recorded the first on Jan. 29.
"We obviously couldn't do anything about Tynesha Lewis," UNC coach Sylvia Hatchell said. "No one could guard her. She did a good job setting the tempo, and she took charge. The whole team fed off of her."
The majority of Lewis' second-half points came on her penetration through North Carolina's timid defense.
The Tar Heels got in foul trouble early and often. Center Candace Sutton was whistled for two quick ones less than four minutes into the first half and spent the rest of the half on the end of the UNC bench. Her replacement, Chrystal Baptist, picked up three fouls in a three-minute span that ended with still 13:00 left in the stanza.
The end result was a Tar Heel defense that shied away from contact in the lost post for much of the game.