PARADISE ISLAND, BAHAMAS – The NC State males’s basketball staff went on a 17-0 run early within the second half and held off each Dayton push to knock off the Flyers, 76-64, Thursday night on the Battle 4 Atlantis.
The Pack led 36-32 at halftime, however Dayton opened the ultimate 20 minutes with a. 7-2 run to take a 39-38 lead with 15:15 to play.
NC State responded with a game-turning 17-0 run after Dayton took its first and solely lead of the second half.
The Pack’s run began with Terquavion Smith discovering Dusan Mahorcic in transition for a dunk.
DJ BurnsJr., made a hook shot on the Pack’s subsequent possession to extend the lead after which Jarkel Joiner adopted with two free throws.
Casey Morsell made a lay-up to maintain the run going and two extra free throws from Joiner pushed the run to 10-0.
Burns Jr. scored once more to extend the result in double digits after which Smith had a steal and Jack Clark cleaned up a Joiner miss to maintain the run going.
Joiner linked on a fast-break three-point play to shut the run at 17-0 and provides the Pack a 55-39 lead with 10:46 left.
Overall, the Pack scored on 9 consecutive possessions throughout its streak.
The lead would keep in double digits for the subsequent 9 minutes of recreation motion till the Flyers bought inside eight, 72-64, with 1:46 to go. The Pack got here up empty on its ensuing offensive possession, however Mahorcic got here up with an enormous block on the opposite finish. Joiner gathered the rebound and was fouled.
He made each free throws to finish the menace as Dayton would by no means rating once more.
Joiner completed with a season-high 27 factors on 7-of-12 capturing and linked on 11-of-13 from the foul line. The Ole Miss switch scored 20 of his 27 factors within the last 20 minutes.
Smith completed with 11 as he scored all of his factors within the first half.
Clark and Burns, Jr., every completed with 10.
Dayton jumped out of the gates and shortly took a 19-9 lead, eight minutes into the sport. NC State went on an 11-2 run to chop the deficit to 21-20 with 7:33 to play within the first half. The Pack then went on an 8-1 run to take. 36-30 lead late within the half earlier than a late Flyers basket despatched the groups into the locker room with the Pack up 36-32.
NC State pressured Dayton into 18 turnovers, 13 within the last 20 minutes.
Toumani Camara completed the sport with 19 factors for Dayton and DaRon Holmes II added 17.
NC State will play within the fifth place recreation Friday night time at 10 pm in opposition to the winner of the BYU-Butler recreation. The recreation can be televised on ESPN2.