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NC State basketball works overtime, beats Boston College 84-78 to open ACC schedule

Ethan Hyman/ehyman@newsobserver.com

The N.C. State men’s basketball team led Boston College for nearly 80% of Saturday’s ACC opener but still needed overtime to escape with an 84-78 win at Conte Forum.

The visiting Wolfpack (5-2, 1-0 ACC) got league play off to a positive start and snapped a two-game skid against the pesky host Eagles (5-3, 0-1) with double-digit scoring from four players.

Graduate student guard DJ Horne (21 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists), junior guard Jayden Taylor (18 points, 7 rebounds, 4 steals), graduate student forward D.J. Burns Jr. (17 points) and graduate student guard Casey Morsell (12 points) led the way for the Wolfpack, who will play five more non-conference games before closing the season with the remainder of the league slate beginning with a Jan. 3 game at Notre Dame.

Boston College got 20 points from Jaeden Zackery and 18 from Quentin Post.

This story will be updated.