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Tarheels Deflate State 76-74 On Last Layup

Barry Stewart

North Carolina finished their plays. As a result Mississippi State finished their season, when Tarheel guard Larry Drew II looped in a layup at two seconds for the margin of 76-74 victory. North Carolina left Humphrey Coliseum 18-16 and booked for the third round of the National Invitation Tournament.

The Bulldogs? They were left, as too often before, to ponder how another one had slipped away. "You know, it just didn't turn our way this time, again," said junior guard Phil Turner. "Give North Carolina a lot of credit, they finished the plays that determine the outcome of games," MSU Coach Rick Stansbury said. Then added, "We had plenty of opportunities to finish out the game ourselves...

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