NC Central Defeats NC State In Overtime
Nov. 20, 2013
RALEIGH, N.C. - A clutch 3-pointer by freshman Patrick Wallace sent the game into overtime, but the NCCU Eagles pulled out an 82-72 win over the NC State men's basketball team on Wednesday night.
Down 59-54 with 1:09 left, the walk-on guard Wallace capped a 9-0 Wolfpack run by draining a trey from the right corner to tie the game with 2.7 seconds on the clock. A desperation heave by NCCU hit the backboard and the game went into overtime.
"We see him shoot it every day and he is a good shooter," head coach Mark Gottfried said of Wallace. "He stepped up there with a lot of courage and knocked it down."
NCCU scored the first 11 points of the extra period to take command of the game. A bucket each by Barber and Tyler Lewis stopped the run, but the Eagles kept getting to the foul line and kept the Pack at bay.
"Congratulations to NC Central," Gottfried said. "I thought they played pretty well. I give them a lot of credit. They played like an experienced team."
Much of the game was decided at the free throw line. Both teams lived there, with the two teams combining to shoot 78 foul shots. NC Central finished the night 41-for-45 at the foul stripe and five State players fouled out. There were 57 fouls called in the contest.
State scored the first seven points of the game and shortly forced NCCU star Jeremy Ingram to the bench with two early fouls. The Eagles hung in and tied the game 10-10 and would inch ahead 24-20 on a banked-in jumper by Chapman at the 3:38 mark. NCCU led by as much as 31-23 late in the first half and Chapman finished with a floater at the halftime buzzer for a 33-27 halftime lead.
Ingram, NC Central's leading scorer, finished with 29 points. He made 19 of his 21 free throws and scored 11 points in overtime. Emanuel Chapman scored a career-high 18 points.
NC State's next game is Tuesday, Nov. 26 against 2013 NCAA Sweet 16 squad Florida Gulf Coast.