HARV
19-12
77
TF 13
FINAL
End
2nd
ESPU
Sun Mar. 24
7:30pm
BONUS
78
TF 7
ML: +402
NCST -9.5, O/U 152.5
ML: -567
HARV
NCST

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Bryce, Beverly lead NC State over Harvard 78-77 in NIT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Braxton Beverly scored all his 10 points in the second half and forced a Harvard turnover in the closing seconds to help N.C. State beat the Crimson 78-77 on Sunday night in the second round of the NIT.

The No. 2 seed Wolfpack plays fifth-seeded Lipscomb in the quarterfinals Wednesday.

CJ Bryce had 16 points, Devon Daniels 14 and Markell Johnson scored 13 for N.C. State (24-11). Torin Dorn added 10 points and eight rebounds.

Beverly hit two free throws and then made a 3-pointer to spark a 9-2 spurt that gave the Wolfpack the lead for good at 68-63 with five minutes left. After Harvard's Rio Haskett made a 3, Dorn made 1-of-2 free throws to make it 76-73 with 24 seconds to go. Bryce Aiken drew a foul with 17 seconds remaining and made the first foul shot, to make it a two-point game, but missed the second. Danilo Djuricic grabbed the offensive rebound and kicked it out to Aiken who pulled up for a deep 3-pointer. Beverly closed out quickly, changing Aiken's shot and pressuring him into losing it out of bounds.

Bryce hit two free throws to make it 78-74 before Rio Haskett's running 3-pointer with 2.5 seconds to go capped the scoring.

Aiken and Noah Kirkwood led Harvard (19-12) with 19 points apiece and Chris Lewis scored 16.

The Crimson made 29 of 55 (52.7 percent) from the field and limited N.C. State to just 40-percent shooting. The Wolfpack, who tied their season low with seven turnovers, scored 23 points off 17 Harvard miscues and scored 17 second-chance points off 17 offensive rebounds.

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Key Players
B. Aiken
T. Dorn
28.3 Min. Per Game 28.3
13.5 Pts. Per Game 13.5
1.3 Ast. Per Game 1.3
7.1 Reb. Per Game 7.1
43.4 Field Goal % 47.1
39.8 Three Point % 30.3
85.5 Free Throw % 57.8
  Full timeout called 2.0
+ 3 Rio Haskett made 3-pt. jump shot 3.0
+ 1 C.J. Bryce made 2nd of 2 free throws 7.0
+ 1 C.J. Bryce made 1st of 2 free throws 7.0
  Personal foul on Danilo Djuricic 7.0
  Lost ball turnover on Bryce Aiken 6.0
  Offensive rebound by Danilo Djuricic 17.0
  Bryce Aiken missed 2nd of 2 free throws 17.0
+ 1 Bryce Aiken made 1st of 2 free throws 17.0
  Personal foul on Devon Daniels 17.0
+ 1 Torin Dorn made 2nd of 2 free throws 23.0
Team Stats
Points 77 78
Field Goals 29-55 (52.7%) 26-65 (40.0%)
3-Pointers 5-19 (26.3%) 8-27 (29.6%)
Free Throws 14-18 (77.8%) 18-27 (66.7%)
Total Rebounds 37 33
Offensive 8 14
Defensive 24 16
Team 5 3
Assists 10 10
Steals 3 5
Blocks 8 3
Turnovers 14 6
Fouls 21 18
Technicals 0 0
19 PTS, 2 REB
16 PTS, 7 REB
12T
away team logo 6 Harvard 19-12 393877
home team logo 2 NC State 24-11 384078
Team Stats
away team logo 6 Harvard 19-12 71.7 PPG 38.6 RPG 11.9 APG
home team logo 2 NC State 24-11 80.1 PPG 42.4 RPG 15.0 APG
Key Players
10
N. Kirkwood G 11.1 PPG 4.4 RPG 1.9 APG 46.2 FG%
13
C. Bryce G 11.6 PPG 4.6 RPG 1.8 APG 46.8 FG%
Top Scorers
N. Kirkwood G 19 PTS 4 REB 5 AST
C. Bryce G 16 PTS 7 REB 0 AST
52.7 FG% 40.0
26.3 3PT FG% 29.6
77.8 FT% 66.7
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
B. Aiken 19 2 0 6/18 3/8 4/6 2 36 1 0 6 1 1
N. Kirkwood 19 4 5 8/12 0/3 3/4 5 24 0 0 3 1 3
C. Lewis 16 7 0 7/7 0/0 2/2 3 32 0 4 0 2 5
J. Bassey 5 5 4 2/3 0/0 1/2 4 28 1 1 0 1 4
W. Perez 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
B. Aiken 19 2 0 6/18 3/8 4/6 2 36 1 0 6 1 1
N. Kirkwood 19 4 5 8/12 0/3 3/4 5 24 0 0 3 1 3
C. Lewis 16 7 0 7/7 0/0 2/2 3 32 0 4 0 2 5
J. Bassey 5 5 4 2/3 0/0 1/2 4 28 1 1 0 1 4
W. Perez 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
R. Haskett 8 5 0 3/5 2/3 0/0 3 22 0 0 2 1 4
R. Baker 4 2 1 2/6 0/2 0/0 2 21 0 3 1 0 2
C. Juzang 4 3 0 1/1 0/0 2/2 0 8 1 0 0 0 3
M. Forbes 2 0 0 0/0 0/0 2/2 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
H. Welsh 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
D. Djuricic 0 3 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 1 13 0 0 1 2 1
K. Catchings 0 1 0 0/2 0/2 0/0 0 7 0 0 0 0 1
B. Dragovic - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Johnson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. McCarthy - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. McLean - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Feinberg - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Towns - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Farley - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Freedman - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 77 32 10 29/55 5/19 14/18 21 200 3 8 14 8 24
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Bryce 16 7 0 6/12 0/3 4/5 2 33 1 0 0 1 6
M. Johnson 13 2 5 4/12 2/6 3/4 3 25 2 1 0 1 1
T. Dorn 10 8 1 3/10 1/3 3/6 3 27 0 0 1 4 4
B. Beverly 10 0 1 2/9 2/8 4/4 0 29 1 0 0 0 0
W. Walker 4 5 0 1/3 0/0 2/2 3 22 0 0 1 4 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Bryce 16 7 0 6/12 0/3 4/5 2 33 1 0 0 1 6
M. Johnson 13 2 5 4/12 2/6 3/4 3 25 2 1 0 1 1
T. Dorn 10 8 1 3/10 1/3 3/6 3 27 0 0 1 4 4
B. Beverly 10 0 1 2/9 2/8 4/4 0 29 1 0 0 0 0
W. Walker 4 5 0 1/3 0/0 2/2 3 22 0 0 1 4 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Daniels 14 5 0 6/10 2/5 0/1 2 28 1 1 1 2 3
D. Funderburk 7 2 1 2/4 1/1 2/3 2 14 0 1 1 1 1
B. Harris 4 0 1 2/2 0/0 0/0 1 7 0 0 1 0 0
E. Lockett 0 1 1 0/2 0/1 0/2 1 9 0 0 1 1 0
J. Hellems 0 0 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 1 6 0 0 0 0 0
M. Bates - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 78 30 10 26/65 8/27 18/27 18 200 5 3 6 14 16