Originally posted on Fox Sports Carolinas  |  Last updated 12/11/11
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- C.J. Williams scored a career-high 21 points, and North Carolina State held on to beat North Carolina Central 65-60 on Sunday. Scott Wood added 19 points and Richard Howell 11 for the Wolfpack (6-3). They never trailed and led by 15, but had to withstand North Carolina Central's frantic comeback to snap a two-game losing streak. Ray Willis had 17 points and Dominique Sutton 15 to lead the Eagles (5-5), who entered with the nation's No. 2 scoring offense. They finished 29 points below their average and dropped their second straight. The Eagles kept the Wolfpack within striking distance throughout, and a late 18-6 run pulled them within 59-56 on Willis' driving layup with 1:32 left. Williams and Wood each hit two free throws in the final minute before Sutton's layup made it 63-60 with 8 seconds left. Wood then sealed it with two more free throws with 5.8 seconds.
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