Originally written on Fox Sports South  |  Last updated 11/14/14
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, perhaps only because the No. 19 Wolfpack was without its best player (Lorenzo Brown) and were forced to play a seldom-used freshman (Tyler Lewis) in his place. But the young Lewis stepped up and put forth a memorable performance so impressive he may have been the Wolfpack's best player on this day. The game had meaningful runs that were immediately responded to by the opposition. Most notable were a 16-2 Miami burst that saw the Hurricanes overcome a 60-52 deficit to lead 68-62 with 7:07 left to play followed by a 12-1 Wolfpack spurt to give them a 74-69 lead with 3:10 remaining. From there, ...

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