Gottfried finds another big man with Kapita
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Gottfried finds another big man with Kapita

Freshman forward's double-double helped NC State upset Duke

Photo: Ted Kapita with Mark Gottfried

A North Carolina State big man provided the difference in the Wolfpack’s 84-82 upset of Duke on Monday night with a double-double, but the surprise was both who he was and wasn’t.

Actually, it was two big men that Duke acting head coach Jeff Capel praised in his postgame comments. One you know: Abdul-Malik Abu. The 6-foot-8, 240-pound junior scored 19 points with nine rebounds. ... 

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Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom has also written for the San Diego Union-Tribune, Voice of San Diego,,, and Gameday Central. He has won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003 and USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter its President’s Award in 2000.

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