Scott Wood scored 16 points, including four free throws in the final minute, as NC State held off Boston College, 56-51, Wednesday night at Conte Forum.
C.J. Leslie added 13 points for the Wolfpack (16-7, 5-3 ACC).
Matt Humphrey scored 15 points for BC (7-15, 2-6), which trailed by two at the half (25-23) and kept it close until the final minute.
The teams were tied at 44 with 5:15 left after a Dennis Clifford layup. NC State took the lead for good on a C.J. Leslie jumper seven seconds later. That started a game-deciding 10-2 run, as BC struggled to find the basket in the clutch.
BC next plays at Georgia Tech on Saturday afternoon.
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After two nights of drama, the Celtics needed a breather. Fortunately, the Raptors were in town and they do not have Kyrie Irving, or anyone else even remotely as talented as the Cavalier rookie who made big leads disappear. The Celtics led by 13 after one quarter, 22 at the half and 29 after three in cruising to a 100-64 win.
Paul Pierce once again led the way with 17 points, six rebounds and eight assists. Coach Doc Rivers was able to play the entire fourth quarter without Pierce, Kevin Garnett or Ray Allen. Garnett played only 17 minutes, but still collected seven points, five rebounds and four assists.
The Celtics also got big contributions from Avery Bradley who scored 11 points on 5-for-6 shooting and Brandon Bass (12 points, nine rebounds). Rookie JaJuan Johnson even got into the act, scoring a career-high 11 points.
They have now won six of their last seven games and are 6-2 without Rajon Rondo who missed his...
WORCESTER -- Red Sox GM Ben Cherington, speaking prior to a Red Sox Town Hall on Wednesday night, said that while the team continues to explore possible additions such as free agents Edwin Jackson and Roy Oswalt, he thinks it unlikely that the team adds such a pitcher. He suggested that in all likelihood, the Sox won't add another major player before the Feb. 19 date for pitchers and catchers to report to spring training.
"We wouldn’t rule out adding a starter, but I think it’s unlikely at this point," said Cherington. "I think we’re going to keep looking for ways to improve the team, including the pitching staff, but I wouldn’t expect any major changes between now and the [spring training] report date."
As it stands, the Sox will have an open competition for the last two spots of the rotation, with Daniel Bard, Alfredo Aceves, Aaron Cook, Vicente Padilla, Carlos Silva, Felix Doubront and Andrew...
INDIANAPOLIS -- According to the pool report sent out by the NFL, tight end Rob Gronkowski was the only member of the Patriots or Giants not to participate in practice Wednesday in preparation for Super Bowl XLVI.
When asked about Gronkowski's condition, Patriots' head coach Bill Belichick said, "He's day to day. He's getting better but, we'll just take it day-to-day." Offensive tackle Sebastian Vollmer (foot/back) worked on a limited basis a day after offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia telling WEEI.com that the lineman would be playing Sunday. "He did a little bit today," Belichick said of Vollmer. "We'll see how he does tomorrow." Matt Light, who had dealt with an illness earlier in the week, participated in the full practice.
The Patriots chose to blast loud music at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center in preparation of crowd noise, choosing selections from Jon Bon Jovi and Madonna, who is scheduled to...
INDIANAPOLIS -- Giants defensive tackle Chris Canty told a New York television station on Wednesday that New York fans should “get ready for a great day on Super Bowl Sunday ... and get ready for a parade on Tuesday.”
According to the New York Post, the 6-foot-7, 317-pound defensive end out of Virginia was being asked by a reporter if he had any message for the Giants fans back home, which led to the comments. When asked if he was worried about providing bulletin board material for the Patriots, he sounded nonplussed.
“I don’t care, doesn’t matter,” Canty said. “Obviously, Tom Brady made a statement at their pep rally. Obviously, both teams are here to try to win a football game.
“It just is what it is. I’m not trying to inflame anybody or anything like that. I...
Pete talks with The Senator, Phil Perry about the Patriots trading for Dwayne Allen, ruling out a return to New England for Martellus Bennett. They also talk about the potential future of Patriots backup QB Jimmy Garoppolo and some of the big names in NFL free agency
Pete, Thornton and Price give their final thoughts and predictions for the Super Bowl.
Gabe calls the boys to handicap one of the biggest gambling days of the year - Super Bowl 51! Gabe has all the point spread info down and gets to all of the major prop bets that interest him.
Kirk, Gerry, and Alex Reimer discuss whether or not Isaiah Thomas will win a title in Boston.
Gerry, Kirk, and Trenni react to the Celtics loss against the Suns.
The NBA trade rumor mill is beginning to swirl as the deadline approaches and Picard is ready to go! He talks about the possibility of Jimmy Butler coming to Boston, why Isaiah Thomas is not getting enough respect and the future of the Celtics.
Rob Bradford is joined by Drew Pomeranz, the Red Sox pitcher who so many are wondering if he will be able to live up the value placed on him by the Red Sox when trading away top pitching prospect Anderson Espinoza last July. Pomeranz goes into detail regarding his injury last season, the stem cell treatment he underwent in the offseason, and how he thinks things stand heading into the 2017 campaign.
Rob Bradford is joined by Tom Caron, the man responsible for guiding the ship when it comes to Red Sox pregame and postgame shows, along with various other important duties with the New England Sports Network, including offering the play-by-play for both TV and radio throughout spring training. Tom and Rob discuss a variety of topics, such as nickname conundrums, radio vs. television, criticizing the team, behind-the-scenes for the broadcasts and where the industry is going.
Rob Bradford is joined by two-time All-Star outfielder Carlos Quentin, who is attempting a comeback with the Red Sox this spring. Quentin's path back to baseball involves almost quitting the game less than a year ago, losing 40 pounds and trying to sell himself to general managers all over Major League Baseball. Quentin explains his journey, which has led him to the back fields at JetBlue Park.
Hour 4. After Kraft’s comments at the owners meeting, the guys discuss how long Brady will play for. Gerry hates Lavar Ball. Reimer had a crazy time in Germany.
Hour 3. Kirk announces the K&C trip to Washington, D.C. Alex continues his battle against Kirk and Gerry on the Iowa State terrorist assignment. Kirk is sick of sporty promos.
Hour 2. Kirk responds to Keefe’s shot at him. Alex says America is to blame for 9/11 in Headlines. Alex says the U.S. should let as many people in as possible.
HOUR 4 - In the final hour of the show, we put a bow on the LeBron James "injury" from Monday night, take a call from a listener who is sick of "show-on-show" drama, play Kirk ripping Keefe in it's entirety, and expose Chad Finn for being a 98.5 fanboy who wouldn't address Pete Abe in his Friday chat.
HOUR 3 - In hour 3, the guys discuss a column by Dan Graziano and another by Bomani Jones about WHY Colin Kaepernick is "blackballed" by the NFL. Graziano reports that Kaepernick is seeking "$9-10M per year" which is roughly what a bottom-end starting QB would get paid. They also get into the Raiders moving to Vegas, and some potential problems that could arise.
HOUR 2 - In hour 2, we play Robert Kraft's nauseating interview with "First Take" and point out that Max Kellerman pusses out after being highly critical of Tom Brady over the past few years. The guys also get into some of Robert Kraft's comments from Monday, where Kraft said that Brady told him he'd like to play for 6-7 more years.
Dale, Holley, and Keefe discuss the Celtics hold on first place in the East and if they can actually win come playoff time.
We finish the show with the best sound clips of the day.
People are unsure if Tuukka can be trusted in net in these big spots coming up and if the Celtics even stand a chance against Cleveland so Dale, Holley, and Keefe discuss.
Kirk Minihane, future radio hall of famer, sits down with current radio hall of famer Howie Carr. Kirk and Howie talk about Howie's latest book Kennedy Babylon. If you like famous people engaging in sex scandals, hard drug taking, and murder this is the podcast for you. Its a fascinating look at Boston's most famous family and the problems that took the family down.
Kirk Minihane, host and overlord of the morning show, brings Gerry Callahan and producers Chris and Ken into the studio to hear his show proposal. Kirk is thinking about making some changes to the morning show and wants to hear his crew's opinion.
SI's Richard Deitsch returns to the podcast to talk with Kirk about the K&C casting couch, how ESPN wimps out when they are called out for slander, what's going on with Bill Simmons, and the rise of podcasting.
Christian Fauria and Dr Gill go over the difficulties of staying healthy through the long grind of the playoffs in the NBA and in the NHL.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis recap an Evan Drellich revival edition of the K&C Show on a Monday
Ben, Russ, and Alex discuss the USMNT victory over Honduras, Christian Pulisic's development for club and country, and Bastian Schweinsteiger's move to the Chicago Fire.
Hour 1. Evan Drellich makes his casting couch return. Over the weekend, Michael Che affirmed that he believes Boston is “the most racist city” he has ever been to.More from this show
Hour 2. Evan Drellich defends Michael Che, saying that it’s possible to say Boston is racist if you are black. Gerry and Kirk battle with Drellich, defending the city against Michael Che’s allegations. In headlines, the guys revisit the Maison family.More from this show
Hour 4. Joe Sullivan didn’t want to appear on K&C. Instead, he appeared on Brand X. Drellich thinks working the beat is just as hard as when Gerry did it. Gerry likes Fences.More from this show
Hour 2. Kirk responds to Keefe’s shot at him. Alex says America is to blame for 9/11 in Headlines. Alex says the U.S. should let as many people in as possible.More from this show
Hour 3. Drellich thinks Trump is a pathological liar while Gerry thinks Trump doesn’t lie as much as Obama. Kirk is sick of show promos and says K&C will no longer participate. Drellich says everyone did steroids just like everyone deflates balls.More from this show