State trailed by as many as 11 in the second half but fought back for the overtime win in Raleigh to improve to 13-7 (3-4 ACC). Warren hit the game winner and led all State scorers with 20, while Turner, Lee and Lewis all had double figures.
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With the game on the line, everybody knew North Carolina State wanted the ball in T.J. Warren’s hands.
And nobody could stop the ACC’s top scorer when it counted most.
Warren’s contested, running jumper with 6.2 seconds left in overtime lifted N.C. State past Georgia Tech 80-78 on Sunday.
Warren, who enters averaging a league-leading 22 points, finished with 20 in his first game back from an ankle injury.
Warren “had to take a tough shot. A runner (from) 12 feet, going away from the basket, over a defender, isn’t an easy shot,” Tech coach Brian Gregory said. “And that’s why he’s the leading scorer in the league right now.”