N.C. State senior C.J. Williams ended up starting and playing 31 minutes despite a sore right shoulder. Williams hurt his shoulder in the second half of State's win over Boston College on Thursday and didn't practice on Friday or Saturday, but he felt good enough to play on Sunday.
Williams said he got his arm caught behind him while running through a screen against BC.
"I don't know what the doctors called it but it hurt," Williams said. Williams finished with 10 points and three rebounds.
C.J. Leslie got a technical in the first half for protesting a call with official Roger Ayers. Leslie had brought the ball down the court in transition and after losing control of the ball, tried to knock it out of bounds off of a Miami player.Ayers awarded the ball to Miami, which Leslie didn't like. Ayers, who gave coach Mark Gottfried a technical in the Georgia Tech game on Jan. 11, is quickly becoming unpopular with State fans.Still, Leslie needs to learn when to pick his spots to complain, as in, not after every call.
It's difficult not to feel bad for Miami forward Reggie Johnson. Johnson, a junior from Winston-Salem, worked hard to come back from an off-season knee injury, but his fitness is a problem. Miami was stuck playing four-on-five for large portions of the game when Johnson was on the floor -- and he could only handle 22 minutes.