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Trevor Lacey scored 21 points to lead the NC State Wolfpack to a 68-65 win over the South Florida Bulls at PNC Arena.

The Pirates take on the Phoenix in the opening game of the Gulf Coast Showcase holiday tournament. East Carolina is coming off a 92-51 win Thursday against Virginia-Lynchburg. … The Pirates are 1-2 all-time against Green Bay, but their last meeting was in 1999, a 68-54 East Carolina win. … The Phoenix, 24-7 and the Horizon League regular-season champ last season, lost to Wisconsin 84-60 Wednesday. … The winner will play Fresno State or Evansville in the semifinals at 6 p.m. Tuesday; the losers will meet at noon. Bill Kiser

So far, so good for Quinn Cook’s senior year, which rolled on with Duke’s 70-59 win against Stanford in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic final.

J.C. Smith is building new character without its best player.

The Duke Blue Devils host the Stanford Cardinal at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn

Lincoln Memorial has played in the NCAA Division II men’s basketball tournament each of the past four seasons. The Queens Royals are coming off a 14-13 season with a multitude of new players. The difference became apparent by the end of LMU’s 66-51 South Atlantic Conference victory over the Royals on Saturday afternoon at Curry Arena.

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