Sunday's game between North Carolina and NC State was rescheduled from Saturday due to inclement weather conditions, but someone forgot to tell NC State when to show up.
The Tar Heels throttled the Wolfpack in the Smith Center 107-56, handing them the second-most lopsided victory in the history of the series between the two teams.
Here are three takeaways from the game.
1. Dennis Smith Jr.'s foul trouble was a killer for NC State.
The freshman phenom entered today averaging 19.6 points, 6.5 assists and 34 minutes per game.
That wasn't the case against UNC. Smith Jr. got into early foul trouble, picking up two quick ones to open the game in the first few minutes.
Head coach Mark Gottfried made a smart move and pulled him for a brief stint, until he decided he couldn't afford to not have him on the floor.
Minutes later, Smith Jr. was scuffling for a loose ball and picked up his third foul -- a questionable one that could have gone either way at first glance. The foul sent him to the bench for the rest of the half and sealed the fate of the game early having NC State's best player sit on the bench.
"I did not like Dennis Smith Jr.'s third foul call," Gottfried said after the game. "I did not think that was a foul."
Smith Jr. finished the game with 26 minutes and 11 points. He never really had a chance to get comfortable or find a rhythm with the foul issues and the NC State offense was out-of-sync and on its heels.
Not only is he the best player for NC State, he may be the best player on both sides of the floor. Not having him play a full game due to foul trouble was a killer for any chance the Wolfpack had at an upset win.
2. This was a historic beatdown by the Tar Heels.
UNC and NC State have a long history. Yet in 231 total meetings, Saturday's win for UNC may top them all.
The 107 points scored by North Carolina Sunday is not only the most scored against NC State in the history of the series, it's the second-largest margin of victory ever between the two teams. You have to go all the way back to Feb. 19, 1921, when UNC won 62-10.
3. NC State could not counter UNC's aggressive attack.
The Tar Heels threw the first punches. Then kept throwing, and throwing and throwing ... and NC State had no response. It was 33-7 just 10 minutes into the game with a 56-23 score at the half.
Without Smith Jr. on the floor, the Wolfpack had no one who could handle the length of UNC on defense, or any real scoring threat for that matter. Turnovers and sloppy passing gave easy opportunities to the Tar Heels' defense, which feasted for 26 turnovers.
In the first half, NC State had more turnovers (15) than made shots (9). It was ugly all the way around as NC State struggled to find any real success.
North Carolina travels to Wake Forest on Wednesday, before setting up an important ACC showdown with the 12th-ranked Florida State Seminoles on Saturday. Meanwhile, NC State falls to 1-2 in conference play and travels to an improved Boston College team before a three-game home stretch.