Doughty rallies No. 12 Auburn for 79-73 win over NC State

Doughty rallies No. 12 Auburn for 79-73 win over NC State
North Carolina State guard C.J. Bryce (13) shoots over Auburn center Austin Wiley (50) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Julie Bennett) (Source: Julie Bennett)

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Samir Doughty scored 11 of his 24 points over the final 4:33 and No. 12 Auburn beat North Carolina State 79-73.

The Tigers are 10-0 and remained the only unbeaten Power Five team with perhaps their toughest win of the season.

The Wolfpack briefly took a lead on Braxton Beverly’s layup with 5:23 left but couldn’t score again for the next four-plus minutes.

Doughty started a late 10-point surge with a scoop shot, but his biggest was a back-breaking 3-pointer from the corner to beat the shot clock with 25 seconds left. He was perfect on six foul shots down the stretch.

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