In ACC games this season, N.C. State was 8-0 when Wood scored 12 or more points and 1-7 when he scored 11 or less. In the Wolfpack’s three losses to the Tar Heels, Wood scored 16 points with four 3-pointers.
Bullock also contributed six assists and five rebounds.
“Those are things that may not be talked about in the postgame media, but that’s the player of the game right there,” Marshall said of Bullock.
The Wolfpack will be at the mercy of the NCAA tournament selection committee after its semifinal loss. The Wolfpack’s RPI ranking before the game was No. 49. In his postgame comments, Williams said he would fight for N.C. State to be included if he were on the selection committee.
N.C. State is 22-12 and has played a tough schedule. However, its best RPI win is against Texas, ranked No. 48 on Saturday.
“I’m not on the committee, but I think our team has earned the right to play in the tournament,” N.C. State coach Mark Gottfried said.