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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Reggie Johnson tipped in a missed shot with 0.8 seconds left to help No. 14 Miami edge No. 19 North Carolina State 79-78 on Saturday.
Johnson's left-handed tip in traffic off a miss by Shane Larkin capped a back-and-forth second half and kept the Hurricanes (17-3, 8-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) unbeaten in the league. Johnson finished with 15 points in his best game since returning from a thumb injury four games earlier.
Durand Scott led Miami with 18 points and Julian Gamble added 16 to help the Hurricanes win their ninth straight game.
C.J. Leslie had 18 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Wolfpack (16-6, 5-4), who played without starting point guard Lorenzo Brown due to an ankle injury. N.C. State nearly topped Johnson's tip when freshman Rodney Purvis launched a heave from beyond halfcourt at the horn, a shot that hit the rim and rattled out to end it.
The Hurricanes were only the ninth team to start 7-0 in ACC play since the 1996-97 season and first since Duke started 10-0 five years ago, according to STATS LLC. Miami certainly earned its latest league win, fighting off a determined Wolfpack team that got strong performances from Purvis and fellow freshman Tyler Lewis in place of its missing floor leader.
Lewis, who hadn't scored more than six in a game all season, finished with 16 points and five assists in 36 minutes. But he missed a contested jumper with about 13 seconds left, and Miami grabbed the rebound and called timeout with 10.9 seconds remaining to set up the final play.
Larkin's shot on the right side bounced off the rim, but Johnson tipped the ball up and in to stun the home crowd that had been as loud as it was for rivalry wins against Duke and North Carolina this month.
It was the first home loss in 13 games for the Wolfpack, the preseason ACC favorite.
Miami led by nine in the first half and N.C. State led by 10 midway through the second half, while the Wolfpack shot 54 percent for the game. Miami shot 49 percent but went just 3 for 21 from 3-point range.
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The hottest team in the nation is the Miami Hurricanes, who were winners of their last eight, and their first seven in conference. They expected a tough game in Raleigh against the NC State, and it came down to the wire. Reggie Johnson was the hero on a sweet tip-in with .8 seconds left to keep the ‘Canes rolling along. The Hurricanes will continue their rise the rankings, and...
Is Miami a Contender?With Reggie Johnson’s tip in with 0.8 seconds left on the clock, the Miami Hurricanes escaped Raleigh with a 79-78 win over the NC State Wolfpack. With the victory, the Canes moved to 8-0 in ACC play. It marks the first time since 1981 that a team not named Duke or UNC started 8-0 in the conference. As we have a full month and some change before March Madness...
Reggie Johnson tipped in a missed shot with 0.8 seconds left to help No. 14 Miami edge No. 19 North Carolina State 79-78 on Saturday.
Johnson's left-handed tip in traffic off a miss by Shane Larkin capped a back-and-forth second half and kept the Hurricanes (17-3, 8-0 ACC) unbeaten in the league. Johnson finished with 15 points in his best performance since returning from a...
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RALEIGH, NC -- Whether or not Reggie Johnson's tip-in of a missed runner by Shane Larkin with .8 seconds left would have fallen through the cylinder or not, Miami and North Carolina State gave us a classic ACC thriller.
The Hurricanes' 79-78 triumph had all of the elements of a great game: The ACC's top team and an unbeaten veteran group visiting a highly touted underdog...
Miami and North Carolina State have traded places in the past 3 months.
The Hurricanes, picked to finish fourth in preseason voting by Atlantic Coast Conference coaches, currently own a perfect league mark and hold a two-game lead atop the standings.
The Wolfpack, No. 1 in the preseason poll, are in fourth place and 2.5 games behind Miami.
So much for preseason rankings at least...
Tweet The 14th ranked Miami Hurricanes headed into PNC Arena on Saturday for a meeting with No. 19 NC State in the matchup of the day in the ACC. Miami extended its perfect record in conference play to 8-0 with a 79-78 victory but it was Wolfpack freshman Rodney Purvis who provided the highlight [...]
Durand Scott and Miami come to NC State as the ACC's lone unbeaten team in conference play.
Miami is trying to stay focused after matching the highest ranking in school history.
Next up is last-place Boston College, which nearly won last month's meeting.
The No. 8 Hurricanes are perfect at home as they try for a 10th straight victory overall Tuesday night against an Eagles team that could again be pesky.
Miami (17-3, 8-0) reached the eighth spot in the Top 25 one...