CHARLOTTE--Torin Dorn came out firing for NC State but only managed six points on 3-7
performance and a tough Clemson defense. Markell Johnson added ten points for the Pack but not enough to tame the Tiger defense.
The Tigers led by a more balanced scoring attack, anchored by Marcquise Reed's nine points helped the Tigers to a 42-26 halftime lead.
But after a miraculous comeback in the second half, it all came down to a pair of Markell Johnson free throws to notch the 59-58 win for NC State.
STATS STUFFERS NC STATE:
- POINTS: MARKELL JOHNSON - 23 PTS
- ASSISSTS: MARKELL JOHNSON - 4 AST
- REBOUNDS: TORIN DORN - 12 REB
- TEAM QUOTES:
NEXT GAME: NC STATE advances to the tournament's quarterfinal round with today's win against Virginia.
Who: NC STATE vs. VIRGINIA
What: ACC Tournament - 3rd round
When: 12:30 p.m. (ET)
Where: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, NC