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COL BKB: Missouri 68, North Carolina State 64

Dec. 28, 2013 at 11:20 PM

RALEIGH, N.C., Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Jabari Brown hit a key 3-pointer in the final minute Saturday and 25th-ranked Missouri held on to defeat North Carolina State 68-64.

Brown's trey with 55.1 seconds remaining gave Missouri a 63-62 lead.

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The Wolfpack's Anthony Barber went to the foul line with 26.8 seconds to go but missed the front end of a 1-and-1, and Missouri's Earnest Ross grabbed the rebound.

Jordan Clarkson then connected on a pair of foul shots for a 3-point Tigers lead with with 20.1 seconds left and Tony Criswell followed with two more free throws to seal the win for Missouri (11-1).

Clarkson finished with 21 points and Brown added 17 for the Tigers.

T.J. Warren led North Carolina State (9-3) with 24 points and 13 rebounds.

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