By Mark Carroll - Blog Coordinator
The biggest game of the night came at the 8 PM tip off, as N.C. State's freshman trio and Team McGladrey looked to get their second win of the season as they squared off against Duke's Miles Plumlee and Team Jamison.
Duke guard Seth Curry started the game with a deep three, but Lorenzo Brown had an answer on the other end with a trey in response. Brown missed on his next attempt behind the arc, but his N.C. State and Team McGladrey teammate C.J. Leslie soared in with a two-handed slam to follow. Team McGladrey's Ryan Harrow got in on the action with a steal and a breakaway jam. The crowd erupted as Team McGladrey stretched the early deficit to nine points. Former N.C. A&T star J.J. Miller knocked down a deep two at the buzzer for Team Jamison, but his team was behind 20-13 going into the second quarter.
Despite trailing early, Team Jamison stormed back in the second period. Chris Hill's lay-up followed a Miller three pointer to cut the deficit to four, and a jumper by Plumlee with 49 seconds remaining tied the game at 34-34. With 26 seconds to go in the half, J.B. Wilson threw down a dunk off a Plumlee miss for the final bucket of the half, as Team Jamison took its first lead of the game, 36-34.
After a shaky second quarter, Team McGladrey refused to go down. Just minutes into the quarter, Brown found future Wolfpack big man Joseph Uchebo on a no-look pass for a two-handed slam to re-take the lead. Harrow drained a deep shot for three of his 18 points off an inbounds pass to continue the scoring for Team McGladrey. While his opposition was hitting some thrilling buckets, J.J. Miller put on a show of his own, penetrating into the lane and getting two points on a scooping basket. Team Jamison held on to a one point advantage heading into the final quarter.
Down the stretch, Team McGladrey's guards were too tough to defend. While Harrow was the primary dribbler for the squad, Brown showed off handles of his own, crossing up defenders and driving into the paint for lay-ups. Harrow slammed in a breakaway dunk early in the period as his team took the one point advantage. Team Jamison was killed in transition throughout the quarter, as Brown got the rebound and putback jam off of Leslie's failed between-the-legs dunk attempt. Leslie's powerful slam at the buzzer made for two of his 26 points as Team McGladrey claimed the 75-62 victory.