Cross makes clutch plays, lifts Louisville over NC State


              North Carolina State head coach Kevin Keatts reacts during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Louisville in Raleigh, N.C., Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
            
              Louisville head coach Chris Mack directs his team during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against North Carolina State in Raleigh, N.C., Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
            
              Louisville guard Jarrod West (13) gets tripped as North Carolina State guard Terquavion Smith (0) defends during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Raleigh, N.C., Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
            
              Louisville center Gabe Wiznitzer (23) shoots while North Carolina State forward Ebenezer Dowuona (21) defends during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Raleigh, N.C., Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
            
              Louisville forward Malik Williams (5) pressures North Carolina State guard Dereon Seabron (1) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Raleigh, N.C., Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
            
              Louisville guard El Ellis (3) shoots between North Carolina State forward Ebenezer Dowuona (21) and forward Jericole Hellems (4) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Raleigh, N.C., Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
            
              Louisville forward Malik Williams, center, grabs a rebound against North Carolina State guard Thomas Allen, left, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Raleigh, N.C., Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
            
              Louisville guard Noah Locke (0) drivew to the basket while North Carolina State forward Ebenezer Dowuona (21) defends during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Raleigh, N.C., Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
            
              North Carolina State guard Dereon Seabron (1) drives between Louisville center Gabe Wiznitzer, left, and forward Jae'Lyn Withers during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Raleigh, N.C., Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
            
              Louisville forward Matt Cross (33) shoots a 3-point basket to take the lead late in the second half while North Carolina State guard Terquavion Smith (0) defends during an NCAA college basketball game in Raleigh, N.C., Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Cross makes clutch plays, lifts Louisville over NC State