Feb 29, 2012; Raleigh, NC, USA; North Carolina State Wolfpack forward Scott Wood (15) shoots over Miami Hurricanes guard Shane Larkin (0) during the first half at the RBC Center. Mandatory Credit: Liz Condo-US PRESSWIRE

Hurricanes Fall To N.C. State Late, 77-73

The Hurricanes were looking to get a bye in the ACC tournament, but surrendered their halftime lead to N.C. State to lose 77-73.

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Miami Vs. NC State Final Score: Hurricanes Go Down 77-73

The Miami Hurricanes held a 36-34 over the N.C. State Wolfpack at halftime, but just couldn't hold on to their lead as it slipped away and the Hurricanes went down 77-73 to fall to 8-7 in the ACC. The Wolfpack took the lead in the second half and the Hurricanes made a late surge to pull within three points in the final seconds of the game but the Hurricanes just couldn't sink their shots late in the game. Rion Brown led the Hurricanes in scoring with 15 points while Durand Scott picked up a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds.

For the Wolfpack, C.J. Leslie led the way in scoring with 21 points and 11 rebounds for a double-double. Lorenzo Brown picked up 19 points while Scott Wood picked up 15 points. With the win, N.C. State improve to 8-7 in ACC play.

We'll have plenty more on this game throughout the day on SB NationTampa Bay, so keep it locked to this StoryStream for all the latest news and updates. For more on this game and all things Miami basketball, please ahead over to The 7th Floor. For a view from the other bench, you can head over to Backing The Pack, SB Nation's North Carolina State blog. For more on this game and every NCAAB game, you can check out the SB NAtion College basketball hub page.

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Miami vs. North Carolina State: Hurricanes Still Eyeing ACC Tournament Bye

The Hurricanes are still on the edge of a bye in the ACC tournament. Can they stay alive and help their NCAA tournament resume with a win over North Carolina State Wednesday night?

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