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Canes Fall Short at NC State, 85-69

Canes Fall Short at NC State, 85-69

No. 15/13 Miami6985NC State

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SCORE BY HALF
Team 1 2 F
MIAMI 32 37 69
NC STATE 37 48 85
TEAM STATS
 
FGs 23-58 27-53
3FGs 8-26 5-11
Free Throws 15-16 26-31
Rebounds 23 41
Blocks 3 2
Steals 5 3
Assists 14 13
Turnovers 8 11
INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
  POINTS     REBOUNDS   
McClellan 18   Jekiri 5
Barber 30   Four Players 7
  ASSISTS     BLOCKS   
Rodriguez  6   Three Players 1
Two Players 4   Two Players 1
  3FG     STEALS  
Rodriguez 3-8   Newton 4
Martin 4-6   Three Players 1

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) —  Anthony “Cat” Barber scored 30 points to help North Carolina State beat No. 15 Miami 85-69 on Saturday.

Sheldon McClellan scored 18 points to lead the Hurricanes (16-4, 5-3), who could not rally back from a four-point halftime deficit.

Miami trailed by 10 midway through the first half and closed to within 64-59 with about 4½ minutes left, but the Wolfpack ran off seven-straight scoring possessions to stretch the lead back out and claim the victory.

Angel Rodriguez finished with 15 points and a game-high six assists. Davon Reed (12) and Ja’Quan Newton (10) also scored in double-figures for Miami. 

Newton also tallied four steals, tying a career-high.

The Hurricanes shot a season-best 93.8 percent (15-of-16) from the free throw line.

 

TIP-INS

Miami: Davon Reed scored 12 points. … Miami made 15 of 16 free throws, all after halftime. … The Hurricanes made 2 of 12 3-pointers after halftime.

N.C. State: Caleb Martin added 13 points. … Barber drew three charges in the second half. … This was N.C. State’s first home win since beating Northeastern on Dec. 29, ending a four-game skid.

UP NEXT

Miami hosts No. 25 Notre Dame on Wednesday.

N.C. State travels to Florida State on Wednesday.

 

Team Notes

– Miami is now 8-12 in the all-time series at North Carolina State, which dates back to the 1939-40 season. The Canes are 2-7 on the road, 4-4 at NC State and 2-1 at neutral sites.

– Under head coach Jim Larrañaga, Miami dropped to 4-5. The Hurricanes also suffered their first loss as a ranked team under Coach L. Miami is 2-1 all-time as a ranked team against NC State.

– Miami trailed 37-32 at the half. The Hurricanes trailed for just the fifth time at the half all season. Miami dropped to 2-3 when trailing at the half.

– Head coach Jim Larrañaga has a 577-387 overall record in his 32nd season as a head coach. He is 107-53 in his fifth season at the University of Miami, with a 46-32 mark in ACC play.

– Miami connected at a season-high 93.8 percent clip from the free throw line as it went 15-of-16 from the charity stripe.

-The Hurricanes had four-or-more players score in double figures for the 11th time this season. Miami dropped to 9-2 when having four-or-more players score in double figures.

-Miami fell to 10-3 with the starting lineup of Angel Rodriguez, Sheldon McClellan, Davon Reed, Kamari Murphy and Tonye Jekiri.

-The Hurricanes held a 17-11 advantage in fast break points.

 

Individual Notes

– Redshirt senior guard Sheldon McClellan scored a team-high 18 points. McClellan has scored in double figures in eight straight games.

– Angel Rodriguez knocked down three shots from long range, his 10th game with multiple 3-pointers made.

– Rodriguez has scored in double digits in 14 games, scoring 15 points against North Carolina State.

– Ja’Quan Newton tallied 10 points and has scored double-digit points in 16 games after only scoring 10+ in four games as a rookie.

– With two handouts against North Carolina State, Newton has at least two assists in 14 games.

– Newton also tied a career-high four steals.

– Davon Reed scored 12 points. He has now reached double figures in five of the last seven games.

– Reed pulled down four rebounds and has grabbed at least three rebounds in every game but two – vs. Charleston and at Clemson.