Missouri holds off NC State

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Updated: December 28, 2013

Raleigh, NC (SportsNetwork.com) – Jabari Brown nailed a go-ahead 3-pointer
with 55.1 seconds remaining and No. 25 Missouri defeated NC State, 68-64, on
Saturday night.

After Brown’s left wing triple gave Missouri a 63-62 lead, Anthony Barber drew
a foul on Jordan Clarkson with 26.8 seconds to go, but he missed the front end
of a 1-and-1 and Earnest Ross pulled down the rebound.

The 86 percent foul shooter Clarkson sunk a pair of foul shots to put the
Tigers up three with 20.1 ticks left and Ralston Turner airballed a well
contested 3 by Brown at the other end from the right wing.

Tony Criswell then made two free throws with 7.4 seconds on the clock to seal
the outcome.