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N.C. State edges Notre Dame 73-68 behind Johnson's 27 points

The Wolfpack improve to 11-4 and 2-2 in the ACC
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RALEIGH, N.C.- Markell Johnson scored 27 points and D.J. Funderburk added 16 more, including two tie-breaking free throws with 1:38 remaining as N.C. State bounced back from a 12-point, second half deficit to edge Notre Dame 73-68. 

N.C. State improved to 11-4 and 2-2 in the ACC. 

Prentiss Hubb led Notre Dame (10-5, 1-3) with a career-high 24 points, and T.J. Gibbs and John Mooney contributed 14 points apiece. 

Funderburk’s free throws put N.C. State ahead 68-66 for its first lead since the game’s fourth minute, and a Johnson layup extended the advantage to four points.