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College basketball: Turner, Barber lead Wolfpack

The Associated Press

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Ralston Turner scored 23 points and eight rebounds to lead North Carolina State to a 66-61 victory over Clemson on Tuesday night, avenging a January loss to the Tigers.

The Wolfpack (18-12, 9-8 ACC) held Clemson without a field goal for more than 14 minutes in the second half, outscoring the Tigers 25-5 over that span and built a 49-33 lead with just over four minutes to play.

The Tigers (16-13, 8-9) rallied late to cut what had been a 16-point deficit with just under three minutes to play to five at game’s end.

Anthony Barber added 16 for the Wolfpack.

Gabe DeVoe scored 18 points off the bench late for Clemson. Dante Grantham added 12 points.

The victory was N.C. State’s fourth in their last five ACC contests.

DeVoe’s 3-pointer with 3:26 to play ended Clemson’s long dry spell from the field.

After a sluggish start that included 6 of 24 shooting (25 percent) in the first half, the Wolfpack found enough offense and built what became an insurmountable lead.

Clemson, which lost for the third time in four games, connected on just 20 of 67 shots (29.9 percent) from the floor, including 5 of 20 (25 percent) from 3-point range. DeVoe hit 3 of 7 3-point attempts, while the rest of the Tigers connected on 2 of 13.

The victory was N.C. State’s 100th in the long history between the two schools. The Wolfpack leads the series 100-60.

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Clemson: Tuesday was the final game at Clemson’s Littlejohn Coliseum until November 2016. The facility will undergo an extensive renovation. The Tigers will play next season in Greenville, S.C. at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena before returning to the revamped Littlejohn in 2016.

N.C. State: Guard Trevor Lacey was one of 16 finalists named this week for the Jerry West Award, which goes to the nation’s top shooting guard.

Lacey, who scored 10 points against Clemson, is sixth in the ACC in scoring, averaging a team-high 16.2 points per game to go along with 4.6 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game.

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