North Carolina State beats Notre Dame for fifth straight win

Prentiss Hubb scored 14 points for the Fighting Irish (9-14, 6-11). Trey Wertz added 12 points, and Juwan Durham had 10.

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Notre Dame’s Dane Goodwin (23) drives in next to North Carolina State’s Jericole Hellems during the first half of Wednesday’s game.

Notre Dame’s Dane Goodwin (23) drives in next to North Carolina State’s Jericole Hellems during the first half of Wednesday’s game.

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Cam Hayes scored a career-best 20 points, Dereon Seabron had career highs with 17 points and 13 rebounds, and North Carolina State beat Notre Dame 80-69 on Wednesday night.

N.C. State (13-9, 9-8 Atlantic Coast Conference) has won five straight, its longest ACC win streak since the 2003-04 season. 

Seabron, a freshman whose role increased after junior Devon Daniels was injured on Jan. 27, has started the last five games. He shot 8 of 12 from the floor and blocked three shots against the Fighting Irish. Hayes is also a freshman and has scored in double figures in four of the last five games. 

Jericole Hellems added 13 points for the Wolfpack, who have won the last four meetings against Notre Dame. 

Prentiss Hubb scored 14 points for the Fighting Irish (9-14, 6-11). Trey Wertz added 12 points and Juwan Durham had 10. 

The Wolfpack built a 40-32 halftime advantage, opened the second half on a 16-7 run and led by double-digits for nearly the rest of the way. 

The ACC announced on Wednesday the Virginia Tech at N.C. State game scheduled for Saturday has been canceled due to quarantining and contract tracing review within the Virginia Tech program. 

Norte Dame concludes its regular season on Saturday hosting No. 11 Florida State.

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