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NC State 68

(10-5, 0-2 ACC)

(12) Miami (FL) 78

(12-3, 1-1 ACC)

    Coverage: ESPNU/WatchESPN

    7:00 PM ET, January 5, 2012

    BankUnited Center, Coral Gables, Florida

    1 2 T
    NCST 25 4368
    #12MIA 44 3478

    Top Performers

    NC State: K. Barrett 14 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast, 4 Stl, 1 Blk

    Miami (FL): R. Williams 22 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    No. 13 Miami fights off NC State's rally to win

    Associated Press

    CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Riquna Williams scored 22 points to lead Miami (No. 13 ESPN/USA Today, No. 12 AP) to a 78-68 victory over North Carolina State on Thursday night.

    Williams hit consecutive 3-pointers late in the second half as the Hurricanes (12-3, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) withstood a rally by the Wolfpack and expanded a 66-61 lead with a 12-0 run. Maria Brown's layup with 1:45 remaining ended the surge and gave Miami a 78-61 lead.

    The Wolfpack (10-5, 0-2) rallied from a 49-29 deficit early in the second half with 13 straight points. Krystal Barrett scored 10 points during the run and her two free throws with 13:27 remaining cut Miami's lead to 49-42.

    Williams' putback with 10:01 left increased Miami's lead to 55-46. North Carolina State got within 55-52 with 8:16 left.

    Barrett scored 14 points to lead the Wolfpack.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NCST
    MIA
    Points 68 78
    FG Made-Attempted 24-71 (.338) 28-62 (.452)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-20 (.400) 6-18 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-13 (.923) 16-22 (.727)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 20

    Game Leaders

     
    NCST
    MIA
    PointsK. Barrett 14R. Williams 22
    ReboundsB. Holston 7S. Wilson 11
    AssistsM. Goodwin-Coleman 3S. Johnson 3
    StealsK. Barrett 4S. Yderstrom 2
    BlocksK. Barrett 1S. Wilson 3

    2011-12 Season

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