4:00 PM ET, February 2, 2013
PNC Arena, Raleigh, NC
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Reggie Johnson saw the ball go up, bounce off the backboard and then the rim before heading his way. The big man muscled his way up to tip in a shot that extended No. 14 Miami's surprise run through the Atlantic Coast Conference.Johnson's left-handed tip with 0.8 seconds left helped the Hurricanes beat No. 19 North Carolina State 79-78 on Saturday, capping a back-and-forth second half with a thrilling finish that kept the Hurricanes unbeaten in the league.
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Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||30-61 (.492)||28-52 (.538)|
|3P Made-Attempted||3-21 (.143)||4-9 (.444)|
|FT Made-Attempted||16-23 (.696)||18-21 (.857)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||16 (1/0)||17 (0/0)|
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Atlantic Coast Conference Standings
|TEAM||CONF W-L||TOTAL W-L|
|#15 Miami (FL)||15-3||27-6|
|#19 North Carolina State||11-7||24-10|
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Miami has won at North Carolina and NC State and they play at Duke on March 2. The last team to win on the road vs all 3 "Research Triangle" teams in the same season was '95-96 Georgia Tech.
Miami scored 50 points in the paint Saturday, the most paint points the Hurricanes have scored in a game in the last two seasons and tied for the most NC State has allowed. Miami entered the game averaging 28.3 paint points per game in ACC play, which was eighth in the conference.
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