SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) – Alan Griffin made two clutch free throws with four seconds remaining and Syracuse rallied past short-handed N.C. State 76-73.
Griffin scored 19 points, Buddy Boeheim added 17 and the pair combined for seven 3-pointers.
Kadary Richmond added 14 points on 6-of-7 shooting, including a tie-breaking jumper at the 5:02 mark as Syracuse went ahead 67-65 for a lead it wouldn’t relinquish.
Marek Dolezaj added 11 points and Quincy Guerrier 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Jericole Hellems scored a game-high 24 points, 14 after halftime, with nine rebounds for N.C. State.
Manny Bates added 17 with 14 rebounds and Braxton Beverly 11 points.