When the vice president of the United States is on the phone, it's clear that something historic is happening. Tyler Ennis received a call from Joe Biden on Thursday, one day after preserving Syracuse's undefeated season with a 35-foot buzzer-beater against Pittsburgh, and will look to somehow author an encore performance Saturday when he leads the top-ranked Orange against visiting North Carolina State. "Tyler came up with a play to go down in history," said Syracuse senior C.J. Fair, who scored five points in the final two minutes to set up the freshman's heroics. "That was a big shot.'The Wolfpack, meanwhile, have won five of their last six games following a three-game slide. The team's hot stretch has included a four-point victory over Florida State, a one-point win against Miami and a two-point overtime triumph against Georgia Tech. T.J. Warren, the leading scorer in the ACC, has been particularly outstanding over his last five games, including a career-best performance his last time out.TV: 7 p.m. ET, ESPN3ABOUT NORTH CAROLINA STATE (16-8, 6-5 ACC): Since missing a game due to a sprained ankle, Warren (23.1 points, 7.4 rebounds) has posted an average of 26.4 points and 7.6 boards over his last five contests. Warren has shot 58.4 percent during that stretch, including a 15-of-26 performance en route to a career-high 34 points in Tuesday's 15-point win over Wake Forest. One area in which Warren does not excel is 3-point shooting, as the sophomore has connected on 29.1 percent of his long-range attempts this season, right near the Wolfpack's team average of 30 percent.ABOUT SYRACUSE (24-0, 11-0): The 58-56 win over Pittsburgh gave Syracuse its 24th straight victory - a new school record - as the team erased a six-point deficit in the final two minutes. The Orange won despite the absence of center Baye Moussa Keita, a stalwart in the middle of Jim Boeheim's 2-3 zone defense, and the senior's status is up in the air for Saturday. The Orange played only six guys against the Panthers, but fortunately Fair (16.7 points, 5.8 rebounds) and Ennis (11.9 points, 5.6 assists) - two of the front-runners for ACC Player of the Year - were two of them.TIP-INS1. Ennis had two turnovers against Pittsburgh and has committed two or fewer in 23 of Syracuse's 24 games. 2. Among the Wolfpack's top seven scorers, only two - Warren (52.1) and Jordan Vandenberg (74.6) have shot above 43 percent from the field this season.3. Orange G Trevor Cooney is 17-of-29 from 3-point range over his last four games.PREDICTION: Syracuse 72, North Carolina State 63