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You Tube Gold: NC State’s Big 2019 Comeback

As Clemson collapsed in the last 20 seconds

RALEIGH, NC - JANUARY 26: North Carolina State Wolfpack guard Braxton Beverly (10) is raised up by his North Carolina State Wolfpack teammates to celebration the game winning point during the 2nd half of the NC State Wolfpack game versus the Clemson Tigers on January 26th, 2019, at PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC.
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Since we covered Clemson’s great moment of glory in Chapel Hill last season, we thought today we’d go back to 2019 - you remember 2019, right? You could go out for dinner, fly to Europe and Covid might have been someone you vaguely remembered from high school.

Good times.

Well most of it was for Clemson, but the trip to Raleigh didn’t go particularly well.

Clemson had a six point lead with 26.5 left.

State ripped off an 8-0 run in the last 19 seconds to pull off a tremendous comeback.

It was helped along by Clemson missing four throws but even so, State really turned it up in a major way.

Markell Johnson started it with a three point play the old-fashioned way to cut the lead to three.

Clemson’s Marcquise Reed, who to that point had hit 9-10 from the line, missed a pair with 13.8 left.

State’s Braxton Beverley hit a pair with 9.3 left and Clemson got the ball back and State put Reed back on the line with 7.5 left.

Poor kid missed both again and fell from 9-10 to 9-14.

CJ Bryce got the ball up court and tossed it back to Beverly who was halfway between the logo and the three point line when he caught it with 1.1 left on the clock.

Clemson left him alone although one defender came out but Beverley had time and nailed the three.


He can tell his kids.

And Reed? Although he helped defend Bryce well enough to force him to pass it back to Beverley, when the shot went in, he threw himself across the lane and on to the court in despair. He knew that loss was on him.

Some moments in sports it’s impossible not to feel bad for someone and that, without question, was one of them.