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North Carolina state forward DJ Funderburk, 15, celebrates after dipping against Wake Forest during an NCAA college basketball game in Winston-Salem, NC on Saturday, February 20, 2021



North Carolina state forward Jericole Hellems (4) dives on a loose ball under security guard Carter Whitt, 35, of Wake Forest during an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday, February 20, 2021 in Winston-Salem, NC



Hellems, Seabron lead the balanced NC state past Wake Forest

Wake Forest striker Ismael Massoud (25) shoots under the defense of North Carolina striker Manny Bates (15) during an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday, February 20, 2021 in Winston-Salem, NC



Hellems, Seabron lead the balanced NC state past Wake Forest

North Carolina State security guard Dereon Seabron (1) shoots at Ismael Massoud (25), the forward of Wake Forest, during an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday, February 20, 2021 in Winston-Salem, NC



Hellems, Seabron lead the balanced NC state past Wake Forest

North Carolina state striker DJ Funderburk, 15, raves about Wake Forest security guard Jonah Antonio, 20, during an NCAA college basketball game in Winston-Salem, NC on Saturday, February 20, 2021



Hellems, Seabron lead the balanced NC state past Wake Forest

North Carolina state forward DJ Funderburk (0) shoots against Wake Forest during an NCAA college basketball game in Winston-Salem, NC on Saturday, February 20, 2021



Hellems, Seabron lead the balanced NC state past Wake Forest

Isaiah Mucius (1), Wake Forest forward, shoots during an NCAA college basketball game against the state of North Carolina on Saturday, February 20, 2021 in Winston-Salem, NC

WINSTON-SALEM, NC (AP) – Jericole Hellems and Dereon Seabron each scored 14 points, and an even attack brought the state of North Carolina to an 80-62 win over Wake Forest on Saturday and swept the season row.

The win was also a rare third straight conference street win for NC State, who last won the last two street games of the 2002–03 season and the first of the 2003–04 season.

Eight players scored five double-digit goals for the Wolfpack (10-9, 6-8 Atlantic Coast Conference). Cam Hayes and DJ Funderburk each scored 11 points, Hayes with three 3-pointers, five assists and three steals. Braxton Beverly scored 10.

Seabron added nine rebounds and four steals as the wolf pack edged Wake Forest on boards 33-32, forcing 19 sales of Demon Deacons with 11 steals. NC State prevailed 28-5 points ahead of Wake Forest.

Ian DuBose led Wake Forest (6-11, 3-11) with 14 points. Isaiah Mucius and Daivien Williamson added 11 each. The deacons shot 41% (22 out of 54).

Wake Forest fought the wolf pack in a 14-14 draw in the first seven minutes, but Hayes hit consecutive 3-pointers and NC State was knocked out with a 13-4 run over the next 2:34.

The wolf pack led by almost nine minutes in the first half at 27:18 and extended the lead to 51:35 during the break. NC State shot 52% in the first 20 minutes, making it 6 out of 10 from a distance.