Clemson is celebrating its 100th season of basketball and honored 90 former players, coaches, managers and trainers Saturday. Players voted to the school's all-time team were honored at halftime and brothers Tom, Don, Randy and Richie Mahaffey served as honorary captains.
Wolfpack guard Scott Wood remained in a slump (three points on 1-of-6 shooting, including 1-of-5 from 3-point range) that has mirrored his team's four-game losing streak. He's 4-for-28 from the field in those games. "We're a different team when he's in double figures and we've lost that now," said coach Mark Gottfried.
C.J. Leslie pretty much carried the Wolfpack for much of the second half and the overtime. At one point, Leslie scored 11 of 13 Wolfpack points. He finished with 18 on 7-of-15. But he, like his teammates, had a rough go of it at the free-throw line, making four of eight.
Clemson's unsung star was forward Devin Booker, who had 10 rebounds (eight defensive). That helped offset N.C. State's 37-32 edge in rebounding.
Think the Tigers don't like to play a deliberate pace? They scored zero points off the fast break.