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No. 16 NC State squeaks past UNC-Asheville

Raleigh, NC (Sports Network) - Richard Howell sank two free throws in the final seconds, the last of his 23 points, as No. 16 North Carolina State escaped with an 82-80 victory over UNC-Asheville at PNC Arena.

Howell added a game-best 15 rebounds and Lorenzo Brown totaled 19 points for the Wolfpack (4-1), who recovered from a four-point loss to Oklahoma State last Sunday.

Jeremy Atkinson's game-high 28 points weren't enough for the Bulldogs (1-5), losers of five straight since a season-opening win against Western Carolina. Keith Hornsby had 23 points, thanks to 4-of-6 shooting beyond the arc, in the narrow setback.

11/23 21:09:59 ET