NCAAB Game Recap - Clemson at North Carolina State
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:00 PM EST

BYU
69
Gonz
92
F
Baylor
75
OkSt
68
F
Lou
79
Duke
73
F
Aub
47
Fla
69
F
Butl
66
DeP
79
F
Kansas
66
Tex
57
F
Nev
55
SDSU
68
F
Oreg
64
Wash
61
F(OT)
FlaSt
83
Mia-FL
79
F(OT)
KY
73
Ark
66
F
WVU
68
KansSt
84
F
UConn
55
Vill
61
F
Hou
65
WichSt
54
F
Purd
50
MD
57
F
Seton
82
StJon
79
F
Colora
54
Ariz
75
F
OhSt
76
PSU
90
F
IaSt
52
TxTch
72
F
NW
71
Ill
75
F
Prov
74
Crei
78
F
UMBC
60
UNH
65
F
IL-C
75
IUPUI
66
F
Syr
71
VaTec
69
F
UNC
52
Pitt
66
F
LaSal
63
URI
66
F
Detr
80
WIGB
83
F
SCar
81
TexAM
67
F
Oral
92
IPFW
68
F
Citad
79
VMI
88
F
MiaO
62
Ball
71
F
LoyMD
80
Army
81
F
Tuls
67
Tul
54
F
TCU
63
Okla
83
F
Clem
54
NCSU
60
F
Marq
84
GTown
80
F
MOSt
68
Evans
58
F
ChaSo
79
HiPt
60
F
Hartfo
57
Vermt
74
F
StBon
63
VACom
91
F
JMU
61
Tows
69
F
StJos
87
Penn
81
F
Hamp
88
UNCA
86
F
Dart
62
Harv
67
F
Ohio
60
E MI
58
F
W&M
57
Drex
84
F
Elon
78
Del
79
F
Boston
70
Colg
79
F
ArkSt
80
CoCar
75
F
Buff
86
CenMI
67
F
Longw
58
Campbl
68
F
Toled
99
Akr
89
F
Rich
97
GMas
87
F
Mercer
90
Samf
75
F
Sac
49
S UT
74
F
NebOm
76
Denv
91
F
GASt
65
Troy
75
F
Rice
68
SoMis
81
F
TexAr
78
ULMo
58
F
Mizzu
74
Alab
88
F
OrSt
76
WaSt
89
F
LoyMa
53
USF
61
F
StMar
78
Pepp
69
F
TexPA
70
UtVal
72
F
NoAZ
64
N CO
58
F
ColSt
78
AF
65
F
UTEP
70
TexSA
86
F
GaSo
68
SthAL
74
F
LongI
74
Bry
60
F
KennSt
48
NJIT
66
F
StFNY
69
Merrim
64
F
(N/A)
53
RobM
49
F
Lafy
66
Navy
68
F
CenCT
52
MtStM
79
F
UAB
68
FlAtl
65
F
Hof
67
Charl
69
F
NIU
64
BGSU
66
F
HolyC
69
Amer
81
F
NCAT
75
Copp
79
F
CenAR
72
Nich
79
F
How
58
Morg
68
F
NCC
86
BethC
59
F
TNTec
59
E IL
84
F
GrgWas
75
UMass
51
F
ArkLR
73
App
57
F
FlGlf
65
N AL
70
F
Lamar
58
TXAMC
64
F
JacSt
64
SIU-E
56
F
StPet
71
Quin
51
F
USC-Up
67
GWebb
83
F
Kent
63
W MI
67
F
Radf
75
Presb
64
F
FlaAM
65
SCSt
81
F
Charl
63
W Ky
80
F
N TX
51
LaTec
50
F
MorSt
59
Belm
77
F
InWor
56
SFA
80
F
Alc
105
MsVl
73
F
E KY
92
TNSt
88
F
APSU
92
TN-M
81
F
Murr
96
SEMO
91
F(OT)
SoFL
54
UCF
55
F
Stetsn
64
Jacksn
59
F
UCDav
66
CSNor
62
F
NM
78
UNLV
99
F
Fres
65
Wyo
50
F
E WA
71
MTSt
58
F
Tenn
66
Vand
45
F
NrthIA
86
Brad
71
F
PVAM
64
Gram
57
F
MD-ES
52
Norf
62
F
Stan
78
USC
82
F(OT)
AlSt
65
AlaAM
56
F
TXSo
77
JackSt
66
F
Oakl
68
WIMil
73
F
Ind
82
Nebras
74
F
Clev
49
NoKY
75
F
YSU
72
WriSt
79
F
ETSU
85
WCU
66
F
Albany
62
Stony
70
F
SacHr
65
StFPA
72
F
NE
74
UNCW
76
F(OT)
Chat
52
UNCG
72
F
OlDom
67
Marsh
68
F
Monm
65
Manh
58
F
Lipsco
60
Lib
67
F
MidTN
69
FlInt
83
F
Corn
61
Colum
75
F
Leh
56
Buck
72
F
McNee
65
NOrl
52
F
CS-Ful
66
LongB
62
F
Temp
52
SMU
68
F
UVA
63
GaTec
58
F
IndSt
77
Valpa
86
F
TxSt
68
ULLa
59
F
LSU
80
Miss
76
F
SamH
95
HBU
75
F
SeLA
55
AbCh
76
F
UGA
59
MisSt
91
F
South
75
ArkPB
56
F
Pacif
80
SCla
84
F
Ida
63
Mont
67
F
Utah
64
AzSt
83
F
NMSt
75
Seatt
67
F
USD
77
Portl
67
F
UtSt
83
Bois
88
F(OT)
IdaSt
76
PorSt
82
F
UCRiv
53
UCIrv
69
F
UCSB
63
HI
70
F
CSBak
ChiSt
PPD
GrCan
UMKC
PPD

Jan 18, 2020, 2:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Clemson (9-8)

24

30

54

North Carolina State (13-5)

36

24

60

Balanced scoring leads N.C. State past Clemson 60-54
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:30 PM

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina State couldn’t afford to worry about style points, not when it expected a defensive struggle against resurgent Clemson on Saturday afternoon.

“I told them before the game, ‘You’re going to have to win every type of game,’ " N.C. State coach Kevin Keatts said. “I knew this was going to be a grind-it-out game.”

Keatts proved prophetic, even though his team surged to an 18-point lead early in the second half before struggling to score for long stretches. Nonetheless, the Wolfpack earned their third win in four Atlantic Coast Conference games, 60-54.

Markell Johnson had 13 points and five assists to lead the Wolfpack (13-5, 4-3 Atlantic Coast Conference). Clemson had beaten N.C. State in the teams’ Jan. 4 meeting, the start of a three-game winning streak for the Tigers (9-8, 3-4).

N.C. State shot 50% to take a double-digit halftime lead and Clemson couldn’t overcome shooting struggles from the field and the free-throw line. When N.C. State took a 47-29 lead with 15:27 remaining, it seemed well on the way to an easy win. But Clemson battled back to cut the lead to 56-50 with 1:21 remaining.

Aamir Simms led the Tigers with 18 points, 12 coming in the first 7 ½ minutes, and 11 rebounds. After that initial burst, N.C. State focused more on Simms, and the results showed it. Simms hit five of his first seven shots but then missed six of his final eight.

“When a guy like that at my position, when he starts getting off, I just want to lock him down,” N.C. State forward D.J. Funderburk said. “I just want to make sure he doesn’t put the team on his back. When he’s playing well, they’re whole team is good.”

N.C. State took a 36-24 halftime lead when Devon Daniels scored 12 of his 13 points.

Funderburk finished with 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Wolfpack, while C.J. Bryce added 11 points and nine boards.

Clemson led early in the half, overcoming missing its first five shots.

The Tigers took a 15-8 lead, with 12 of the points coming from Simms. However, from that point, Clemson missed nine of its final 12 shots of the half. Overall, Clemson was 9 for 23 from the free-throw line (39%) and shot 38% from the floor.

Clemson coach Brad Brownell said N.C. State made an adjustment to slow Simms and that the Tigers didn’t help themselves with poor shooting.

“After that, they did a better job on him, and we didn’t have much help today,” Brownell said. “Obviously, when we go 9 for 23 at the line, that’s difficult to overcome. Too many empty possessions.”

N.C. State was 11 of 22 from the floor and 11 of 15 from the free-throw line in the first half. The Wolfpack played most of the game without starting forward Manny Bates, who left with a neck injury after getting tangled with Simms at the 11:40 mark of the first half.

Keatts did not provide an update on Bates after the game, saying that the coaching staff elected to hold him out.

BIG PICTURE

Clemson: The Tigers couldn’t maintain the January momentum that started with a victory over the visiting Wolfpack. Clemson followed that victory up with its first win at North Carolina in 60 tries and then upset No. 3 Duke on Tuesday. Simms, who scored 25 against the Blue Devils, started hot against N.C. State but cooled off after scoring 12 of his team’s first 15 points.

N.C. State: The Wolfpack has recovered from a 1-2 start in the conference to win three of the past four. The return to the starting lineup of C.J. Bryce, sidelined by a concussion in late December, gave the Wolfpack a boost. He missed N.C. State’s ACC losses to Clemson and Virginia Tech. Bryce played 21 minutes off the bench in the Wolfpack’s 80-63 win over Miami on Wednesday and all 40 on Saturday.

TIP-INS

N.C. State guard Braxton Beverly had just three points in seven minutes, but his one basket was critical. With N.C. State leading 56-50 and the shot clock running out in the final minute, Beverly hit a baseline 3-pointer on a feed from Johnson to clinch the victory. … Funderburk, who was 5 of 6 from the floor, had the first double-double of his career (13 points, 11 rebounds). … Clemson’s starting five was a combined 3 of 17 from 3-point range. … Tevin Mack had 12 points for the Tigers, but he needed 13 shots and four free-throw attempts.

UP NEXT

Clemson: The Tigers host Wake Forest on Tuesday, marking their fifth game in a row against North Carolina-based conference foes.

N.C. State: The Wolfpack have a quick turnaround, playing next at Virginia on Monday night.

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Leaders

Clemson PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
C. Hunter 0 0 0 0 0 0
K. Moore 0 0 0 1 2 0
North Carolina State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
D. Dixon 0 0 0 0 0 0
D. Daniels 13 0 4 7 2 2

Team Comparison

Clem NCSU
Points For 54 60
Field Goals 20/53-38% 20/51-39%
Three Pointers 5/20-25% 6/25-24%
Free Throws 9/23-39% 14/21-67%
Offensive Rebounds 9 7
Defensive Rebounds 28 33
Rebounds 41 41
Blocks 3 4
Steals 7 4
Turnovers 12 13
Personal Fouls 19 23
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Series Tied 1-1

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Jan 4 NCSU 70 @ Clem 81 M. Bates 6 C. Trapp 1
Sat Jan 18 Clem 54 @ NCSU 60 C. Trapp 2 M. Bates 2

Game Information

Stadium: PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina
Attendance: 16,553
Game Time: