NC State edges Clemson 77-74

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Maverick Rowan scored 17 of his 20 points in the second half to help North Carolina State beat Clemson 77-74 on Saturday.

Abdul-Malik Abu added 17 points and 16 rebounds for the Wolfpack (14-13, 4-10 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won their third consecutive home game.

Caleb Martin had 16 points off the bench for N.C. State.

Jaron Blossomgame scored a career-high 33 points to lead Clemson (16-11, 9-6). Sidy Djitte added 12 points and eight boards for the Tigers.

The Wolfpack won despite a subpar shooting performance by point guard Anthony Barber. The ACC’s leading scorer at 23.7 points, Barber scored a season-low eight points on 1-of-12 shooting from the field.

Barber missed his first nine shots before banking in a floater to extend N.C. State’s lead to 66-61 with 5:27 to play.

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