Scores

Final

(20) Syracuse 61

(11-3, 0-1 ACC)

NC State 67

(14-1, 1-0 ACC)

Coverage: ESPN3

2:00 PM ET, January 5, 2014

William Neal Reynolds Coliseum, Raleigh, North Carolina

1 2 T
#20SYR 36 2561
NCST 32 3567

Top Performers

Syracuse: B. Butler 17 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

North Carolina State: K. Burke 19 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast

NC State holds off No. 20 Syracuse late, 67-61

Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Miah Spencer's layup with just over a minute to play put North Carolina State ahead and the Wolfpack sealed the win from the free throw line, knocking off No. 20 Syracuse, 67-62 in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both schools.

Syracuse, which joined the ACC after 31 seasons in the Big East, did not score after Brianna Butler's 3-pointer with 2:16 gave the Orange a two-point lead, 61-59. Syracuse (11-3, 0-1 ACC) is now 0-3 all-time against NC State and has lost back-to-back games, including a 63-60 loss to Arizona State that saw the Wildcats overcome a 25-point deficit.

Butler finished with 17 points to lead Syracuse.

Kody Burke scored 19 points to lead NC State (14-1, 1-0 ACC), with Markeisha Gatling adding 14 points and grabbing 15 rebounds. Spencer finished with 12 points off the bench and Krystal Barrett added another 10 points.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SYR
NCST
Points 61 67
FG Made-Attempted 21-63 (.333) 21-53 (.396)
3P Made-Attempted 10-27 (.370) 8-21 (.381)
FT Made-Attempted 9-10 (.900) 17-21 (.810)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 15 (0/0)

Game Leaders

 
SYR
NCST
PointsB. Butler 17K. Burke 19
ReboundsS. Leary 8M. Gatling 15
AssistsR. Coffey 2M. Goodwin-Coleman 4
StealsR. Coffey 1M. Goodwin-Coleman 2
BlocksB. Day 1M. Gatling 2

2013-14 Season

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