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Dec. 20, 2011
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - C.J. Leslie's miraculous layup with 0.8 seconds left gave NC State a 67-65 victory over St. Bonaventure on Tuesday night at Blue Cross Arena.
C.J. Williams threw an inbounds cross-court pass from the opposite baseline that Leslie corralled, pivoted and dropped in an off-balanced layup that bounced once around the rim and fell through the net as the Wolfpack escaped with the win, improving to 7-4 on the season.
The final 8:05 of the game saw neither team lead by more than three points after a nine-point spurt by State, fueled by five from Scott Wood, and two dunks from Leslie, including a thundering alley-oop from Alex Johnson put the visitors up 55-52 with 8:05 to play. The Bonnies had pieced together a 52-46 lead before the Wolfpack run.
Wood, who scored a season-high 20 points, drilled a falling-away jumper to give State a 61-60 lead with 2:06 left.
The Bonnies came up empty at the other end, and State capitalized when Wood found C.J. Williams underneath for just his second bucket of the game, and a 63-60 lead.