Sunday was a very good day for two Triangle ACC teams.
Chelsea Gray had Duke’s first triple-double in two years, scoring 14 points with a school record 13 assists and 11 rebounds as the No. 7 Blue Devils annihilated future ACC member Pittsburgh 92-43 at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Meanwhile in Raleigh, Bonae Holston led the way with 20 points, including the game-winning basket with six seconds left, as N.C. State squeaked past South Carolina 55-53 at Reynolds Coliseum.
Duke (6-1) pulled away from Pittsburgh from the tip, never trailing as seven players finished in double figures.
Tricia Liston added 19 points and Chloe Wells 14 for the Blue Devils, who had an unlikely seven players in double figures.
Richa Jackson and Elizabeth Williams chipped in 12 points apiece for Duke, while Haley Peters and Kathleen Scheer added 10 each in Duke’s 28th straight home victory.
Gray added six steals while attaining the fourth triple-double in school history and the first since Jasmine Thomas accomplished the feat two years ago against Marquette.
Brianna Kiesel had 12 points for Pittsburgh (4-4), which shot 24 percent from the floor.
Holston had nine rebounds for the Wolfpack (5-2), which ended a two-game losing streak.
Marissa Kastanek added 12 points for State as it won in the first of its “Super Sunday” series, a set of three December home games against SEC opponents.
Aleighsa Welch led the Gamecocks (6-2) with 14 points.