Nate McMillan's 10 points in the last six minutes enabled North Carolina State to beat Clemson, 60-57, in an Atlantic Coast Conference basketball game last night in Raleigh, N.C.
McMillan, who finished with 14 points, made two foul shots to give the Wolfpack a 51-47 lead. After Clemson (13-3 overall and 1-2 in the ACC) took a 53-51 lead, he made a 15-footer.
Anthony Jenkins put the Tigers ahead again on a jumper, but McMillan made a jumper with 1:59 left.
After Clemson missed a shot and took a timeout, McMillan's off-balance jumper gave the Wolfpack the lead for good at 57-55 with 1:06 left.
Grayson Marshall of Clemson missed an 18-footer with 17 seconds left and Bennie Bolton was fouled trying for the rebound. He made the front end of a one and one to make it 58-55.
With three seconds left, McMillan made both ends of a one and one that raised N.C. State's record to 10-5 overall 2-2 in the ACC.
Near the end of the game, Wolfpack center Chris Washburn, trying to dunk, fell and hurt a leg. Louisville 85, Florida State 64
Milt Wagner scored 27 points and Jeff Hall 16 in a Metro Conference victory in Tallahassee, Fla. Louisville is 10-4 overall and 2-1 in Metro play. The Seminoles are 7-5 and 1-1. Kentucky 64, Mississippi State 52
Kenny Walker and Ed Davender each scored 15 points in Starkville, Miss., to help Kentucky take over the lead in the SEC at 4-1, a half-game up on Auburn and Georgia. Indiana 69, Ohio State 66
Steve Alford's 32 points included three foul shots in the last 15 seconds that won the game in Bloomington, Ind. The Hoosiers are 11-4 overall and 3-2 in the Big Ten. The Buckeyes, who never led, are 9-5 and 3-2. Memphis State 89, Cincinnati 71
In Cincinnati, William Bedford's game-high 23 points enabled sixth-ranked Memphis State to tie its school record for 16 straight victories.
Memphis State is 16-0 overall and 3-0 in Metro play. Cincinnati is 5-9 and 1-3. Richmond 74, Radford 52
John Newman got 12 of his game-high 22 points in the first half of the victory in Richmond. The Spiders are 12-1. Radford is 6-9. St. John's 74, Seton Hall 58
Walter Berry scored 20 points in East Rutherford, N.J., to help the Redmen become 16-2 overall and 4-1 in the Big East. Seton Hall is 9-8 and 0-4. Virginia Tech 73, James Madison 65
In Harrisonburg, Va., Dell Curry and Dave Burgess led a rally that made the Hokies 14-2.