GREENSBORO, N.C.- T.J. Warren scored 24 points to help North Carolina State beat UNC Greensboro 68-64 on Monday night.
Anthony "Cat" Barber added 17 points and six assists for the Wolfpack (10-3), who used a big run coming out of halftime to take a 17-point lead then spent the rest of the night watching the Spartans (7-8) chip away at the margin.
UNC Greensboro twice got the lead down to a single bucket in the final 4½ minutes, the last time coming on Diante Baldwin's layup with 51.8 seconds left to make it 66-64.
But Warren hit 1 of 2 free throws with 23.4 seconds left, and then the Wolfpack got a key defensive stop when Kyle Cain and Kayel Locke both missed shots in the paint. Barber followed that with another free throw with 8.2 seconds left to make it a two-possession game and essentially seal the win.