Raleigh, NC (Sports Network) - Reggie Johnson's tip-in with under one second
remaining on the clock helped No. 14 Miami survive for a 79-78 win on the road
at 19th-ranked N.C. State Saturday in a battle of Top-25 ACC teams.
Two Tyler Lewis free throws gave the Wolfpack (16-6, 5-4 ACC) a three-point
lead with 1:12 remaining. Durand Scott went to the charity stripe twice on
Miami's next two possessions and connected on 2-of-4 shots, but the Hurricanes
still trailed by one.
After getting the ball back with 10 seconds left, Shane Larkin drove to the
hoop and missed a layup, but Johnson was there to save the day for the
difference-making tip-in for the Hurricanes (17-3, 8-0), who have won nine
straight and won for the first time in seven tries at N.C. State.
C.J. Leslie scored 18 points and pulled down 12 rebounds and Lewis added 16
points and five assists in the loss for the Wolfpack.
Scott and Julian Gamble paced Miami with 18 and 16 points, respectively, while
Johnson finished with 15 and eight boards in the victory.
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