CHAPEL HILL, N.C., FEB. 7 -- North Carolina traded the gun for the run and came away with a victory in its second game in as many days with N.C. State.

The ninth-ranked Tar Heels, who fell short in a three-point shootout on Wednesday, tonight turned down the jumpers and turned up the pressure in a 92-70 ACC win over the Wolfpack.

North Carolina (16-4, 5-3) lost the first game, 97-91, despite a school-record 14 three-pointers.

"Both teams had to be tired," Tar Heels guard King Rice said. "We tried not to let Chris {Corchiani} walk the ball up the floor. The thing we tried to do was to deny all passes."

It worked.

The Tar Heels raced to a 10-0 bulge and held a 45-39 halftime edge, then widened the margin steadily in the second half, shutting the door when two N.C. State starters fouled out.

The Wolfpack (12-7, 5-4) lacked the shooting touch that helped it win Wednesday, this time hitting only eight of 29 three-pointers and 37 percent overall.

"In order to beat them two games in a row, you have to play extremely well and we didn't play that well tonight," Corchiani said. "The ACC is like a roller coaster: You're high one day and low the next."

North Carolina's bench was more effective this time, with 12 players scoring. Rick Fox had 16 points and a career-high eight assists.

Rodney Monroe led the Wolfpack with 20 points -- he had 37 on Wednesday -- before fouling out with 5:09 to go. Tom Gugliotta slid from 28 points to seven.

The back-to-back games came about after a Jan. 16 meeting was postponed. The Gulf War began that night.