Miami wins thriller over NC State
Raleigh, NC (Sports Network) - Reggie Johnson's tip-in with under one second remaining on the clock helped No. 14 Miami-Florida survive for a 79-78 win on the road at 19th-ranked North Carolina 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 differce-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.
02/02 18:32:53 ET