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Daniels, Dorn help NC State beat Boston College 89-80 in OT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina State waited until after it had blown a big lead and survived a shot at the regulation horn to put together its best stretch of basketball Wednesday night.

The Wolfpack scored the first seven points of overtime to retake control in an 89-80 win against Boston College, earning a tougher-than-it-should've-been win considering N.C. State led by 14 points midway through the second half.

''I told our guys that going into every game from this point on, we've got a small margin for error,'' Wolfpack coach Kevin Keatts said. ''I felt like that every game could possibly come down to the last second. ... Give our guys credit, we fought our way through.''

Devon Daniels had 19 points and 11 rebounds for the Wolfpack (19-8, 7-7 Atlantic Coast Conference), who shot just 33 percent in the second half but finished with a strong kick to avoid a loss that wouldn't help its NCAA Tournament resume.

''All these games are important for us,'' said C.J. Bryce, who had 17 points for the Wolfpack. ''We don't want to drop any. We don't want to mess our resume up at all.''

The good news was the way N.C. State followed a second half that saw the Wolfpack go 8 1/2 minutes without a basket.

Bryce scored on a reverse layup through contact for a 3-point play, then Daniels scored on a stickback and Torin Dorn followed with a tough hanging shot. Daniels followed with a 3-pointer a short time later for an 83-75 lead with 2:11 left, a margin that would not get closer than seven points again against the Eagles (13-12, 4-9).

Nik Popovic scored 18 points for the Eagles, who trailed 64-51 with about 11 1/2 minutes left before using a 16-0 run to turn this into a fight to the horn.

They just couldn't turn the Wolfpack away in the extra period.

''Easy baskets,'' Boston College coach Jim Christian said. ''They got three offensive rebounds, 1-on-1 defense, we rushed the ball a couple of times, just came out of character.

''Things that got us back in the game, we got away from doing that. Guys got caught up in the game a little bit.''

BIG PICTURE

Boston College: BC had arrived with momentum with wins against Pittsburgh and Miami, then climbed back in this one when it threatened to get away from the Eagles. But Ky Bowman (16 points) missed a 3-pointer to close regulation, a shot that ended up being their last best chance.

''Twenty seconds to go, I'll put the ball in his hands and let him go,'' Christian said. ''He got a pretty good look at it, same shot he's hit earlier.''

N.C. State: Keatts' club is trying to bolster its NCAA Tournament resume as it goes through the final weeks of the regular season. Losing this one would've been a blow, but Daniels, Dorn (17 points) and Bryce helped the Wolfpack hang on.

INJURED EAGLES

It didn't help that the Eagles had to play after halftime without Jordan Chatman, the team's No. 3 scorer (13.8 points). He had 12 points by halftime on 4-for-6 shooting, but left shortly before the break with what Christian described as an aggravation of a hyperextended finger that also has a stitch-repaired cut.

It also marked the eighth straight missed game for freshman Wynston Tabbs (13.9 points) due to a knee issue.

Christian isn't sure if he'll be back this season.

''He's making progress,'' Christian said, ''but the season's dwindling down.''

TIP-INS

Daniels also had five steals and four assists. ... Dorn had eight rebounds, with five on the offensive glass. ... The Wolfpack scored 24 points off turnovers. ... N.C. State has won eight straight meetings at home. The Eagles haven't won in Raleigh since January 2007. ... BC's Steffon Mitchell had 13 rebounds. ... Both teams had five double-figure scorers

UP NEXT

Boston College: The Eagles visit Clemson on Saturday.

N.C. State: Wake Forest visits the Wolfpack on Sunday.

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Key Players
K. Bowman
T. Dorn
28.1 Min. Per Game 28.1
13.8 Pts. Per Game 13.8
1.4 Ast. Per Game 1.4
6.7 Reb. Per Game 6.7
42.4 Field Goal % 48.3
38.0 Three Point % 32.8
78.4 Free Throw % 58.8
  Defensive rebound by Devon Daniels 1.0
  Jairus Hamilton missed 3-pt. jump shot 6.0
+ 1 C.J. Bryce made 2nd of 2 free throws 15.0
+ 1 C.J. Bryce made 1st of 2 free throws 15.0
  Personal foul on Nik Popovic 15.0
+ 2 Jared Hamilton made dunk, assist by Jairus Hamilton 18.0
  Lost ball turnover on Markell Johnson, stolen by Steffon Mitchell 22.0
+ 3 Nik Popovic made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Ky Bowman 29.0
+ 2 Torin Dorn made dunk 6.0
  Offensive rebound by Torin Dorn 37.0
  Devon Daniels missed driving layup 39.0
Team Stats
Points 80 89
Field Goals 30-64 (46.9%) 29-67 (43.3%)
3-Pointers 11-29 (37.9%) 9-25 (36.0%)
Free Throws 9-15 (60.0%) 22-26 (84.6%)
Total Rebounds 39 39
Offensive 14 15
Defensive 23 21
Team 2 3
Assists 13 14
Steals 4 11
Blocks 4 0
Turnovers 16 13
Fouls 19 19
Technicals 0 0
18 PTS, 4 REB, 3 AST
19 PTS, 11 REB, 4 AST
12OTT
away team logo Boston College 13-12 3736780
home team logo NC State 19-8 46271689
Team Stats
away team logo Boston College 13-12 70.8 PPG 39.5 RPG 12.3 APG
home team logo NC State 19-8 80.1 PPG 42.4 RPG 15.0 APG
Key Players
21
N. Popovic F 14.5 PPG 7.2 RPG 1.1 APG 52.6 FG%
24
D. Daniels G 9.3 PPG 4.4 RPG 1.6 APG 40.9 FG%
Top Scorers
N. Popovic F 18 PTS 4 REB 3 AST
D. Daniels G 19 PTS 11 REB 4 AST
46.9 FG% 43.3
37.9 3PT FG% 36.0
60.0 FT% 84.6
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
N. Popovic 18 4 3 7/15 2/5 2/2 5 29 0 1 3 2 2
Ja. Hamilton 16 6 1 7/14 0/4 2/3 0 43 0 1 0 5 1
K. Bowman 16 4 5 6/17 4/9 0/2 3 45 2 1 3 0 4
J. Chatman 12 1 1 4/6 4/5 0/0 0 18 0 0 2 0 1
S. Mitchell 7 13 0 2/2 0/0 3/6 4 37 2 1 1 5 8
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
N. Popovic 18 4 3 7/15 2/5 2/2 5 29 0 1 3 2 2
Ja. Hamilton 16 6 1 7/14 0/4 2/3 0 43 0 1 0 5 1
K. Bowman 16 4 5 6/17 4/9 0/2 3 45 2 1 3 0 4
J. Chatman 12 1 1 4/6 4/5 0/0 0 18 0 0 2 0 1
S. Mitchell 7 13 0 2/2 0/0 3/6 4 37 2 1 1 5 8
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Ja. Hamilton 11 6 2 4/8 1/5 2/2 3 35 0 0 4 1 5
J. Reyes 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
V. Baker Jr. 0 0 1 0/1 0/1 0/0 1 8 0 0 1 0 0
L. Kraljevic 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 5 0 0 1 1 0
C. Herren Jr. 0 2 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 4 0 0 1 0 2
G. Gehan - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Meznieks - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. DiLuccio - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Wilson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Bohuny - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Holtze - - - - - - - - - - - - -
W. Jackowitz - - - - - - - - - - - - -
W. Tabbs - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 80 37 13 30/64 11/29 9/15 19 225 4 4 16 14 23
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
T. Dorn 17 8 1 6/12 0/1 5/8 3 36 1 0 3 5 3
C. Bryce 17 4 2 6/11 1/4 4/4 2 34 2 0 0 2 2
B. Beverly 15 4 3 4/12 4/12 3/3 1 42 1 0 2 0 4
M. Johnson 5 3 4 2/5 1/3 0/0 1 31 1 0 2 0 3
W. Walker 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 4 10 1 0 3 0 0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
T. Dorn 17 8 1 6/12 0/1 5/8 3 36 1 0 3 5 3
C. Bryce 17 4 2 6/11 1/4 4/4 2 34 2 0 0 2 2
B. Beverly 15 4 3 4/12 4/12 3/3 1 42 1 0 2 0 4
M. Johnson 5 3 4 2/5 1/3 0/0 1 31 1 0 2 0 3
W. Walker 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 4 10 1 0 3 0 0
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Daniels 19 11 4 8/18 2/4 1/2 1 25 5 0 1 4 7
D. Funderburk 11 5 0 1/5 0/0 9/9 4 35 0 0 2 4 1
B. Harris 3 0 0 1/1 1/1 0/0 1 5 0 0 0 0 0
J. Hellems 2 1 0 1/3 0/0 0/0 1 7 0 0 0 0 1
E. Lockett - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Killeya-Jones - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Bates - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 89 36 14 29/67 9/25 22/26 19 225 11 0 13 15 21