Florida State defeats NC State, 77-73

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Dwayne Bacon scored 20 points for his second straight 20-plus game as Florida State held off North Carolina State 77-73 on Monday.

After the Wolfpack got within 75-73 on a pair of Anthony “Cat” Barber free throws, Bacon hit a jumper with 15 seconds remaining to extend the Seminoles’ lead to four points.

Bacon, who was named the ACC Rookie of the Week earlier in the day, was 8 of 17 from the field. Malik Beasley added 15 points and six rebounds for Florida State (15-7, 5-5 ACC), which has won three straight in conference for the first time in two years.

Barber, who is the conference’s leading scorer, had his third straight game of 30 or more points as he scored 31 for N.C. State (12-11, 2-8). Caleb Martin added 14 points, Abdul-Malik Abu 12 and Cody Martin 10.

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