Miami nips North Carolina State on last-second tip-in



RALEIGH, N.C. — Reggie Johnson tipped in a missed shot with 0.8 seconds left to help No. 14 Miami edge No. 19 North Carolina State 79-78 on Saturday.

Johnson’s left-handed tip in traffic off a miss by Shane Larkin capped a back-and-forth second half and kept the Hurricanes (17-3, 8-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) unbeaten in the league. Johnson finished with 15 points.

Durand Scott led Miami with 18 points and Julian Gamble added 16.

C.J. Leslie had 18 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Wolfpack (16-6, 5-4).


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In Tallahassee, Fla., Seth Curry scored 21 points, Quinn Cook added 18 and Duke (19-2, 6-2) cruised over defending conference champion Florida State (12-9, 4-4).

Duke raced to an 18-2 lead and never looked back, building a 26-point advantage at one point on the way to a 42-22 cushion at halftime.

Freshman Aaron Thomas led Florida State with 14 points.




In Boston, freshman Joe Rahon scored a season-high 26 points and Boston College (10-11, 2-6) snapped a five-game losing streak with a win over Clemson (12-9, 4-5) despite nearly blowing a 17-point lead in the closing 5½ minutes.

The Eagles surpassed their victory total of last season, when they went 9-22.

Devin Booker scored 20 points and became the 36th player in Clemson history to reach the 1,000-point plateau, joining older brother Trevor (2009) as the second brother combo in school history. Randy and Richie Mahaffey did it in the 1960s.

Milton Jennings had 13 points and Jordan Roper 11 for the Tigers.




In Chapel Hill, N.C., freshman Marcus Paige scored eight of his season-high 19 points in overtime to help North Carolina (15-6, 5-3) beat Virginia Tech (11-10, 2-6).

James Michael McAdoo had 22 points and 10 rebounds for the Tar Heels.

Erick Green, the nation’s leading scorer at 25.5 points per game, finished with 16 for Virginia Tech on 7 for 21 shooting.




In College Park, Md., Logan Aronhalt scored 13 points, Alex Len had 12 points and nine rebounds and Maryland (16-6, 4-5) routed Wake Forest (10-11, 3-6) for its most lopsided conference victory of the season.

Travis McKie’s 15 points matched a season high but couldn’t prevent Wake Forest from dropping its third consecutive game and falling to 0-5 in ACC road games.


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