Gbinije, Syracuse down NC State 75-66

(AP Photo/Nick Lisi)

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Syracuse senior Michael Gbinije hit eight 3s and scored a career-high 34 points in the Orange’s home finale 75-66 win over NC State.

The Wolfpack has lost five straight trips to the Carrier Dome.

NC State’s Caleb Martin, in first start since Jan. 13, lead the Pack with 18 points.

Gbinije shot 11 for 18 overall and 8 for 13 from 3-point range as he reached 1,000 career points for Syracuse (19-10, 9-7 Atlantic Coast Conference). His seventh 3-pointer – the one that gave him a career-high and 1,000 points – also turned the momentum back in Syracuse’s favor after the Wolfpack had cut the Orange lead to five.

Anthony “Cat” Barber, who was averaging 23.5 points per game, was held to 15 for North Carolina State (14-15, 4-12).

Malachi Richardson scored 13 points and grabbed six rebounds and Tyler Lydon added 11 points for Syracuse.

NCSU’s Abdul-Malik Abu added 14 and 12 rebounds.

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