Hayes helps No. 6 N.C. State rally past Syracuse 56-54

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Madison Hayes hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 3:11 remaining and No. 6 North Carolina State withstood a second-half rally to beat Syracuse 56-54. Georgia Woolley of Syracuse had a chance tie the game with five seconds to go, but converted just one of two free throws to cut the deficit to a point at 55-54. The teams traded turnovers in the final seconds and the Wolfpack's Saniya Rivers hit a free throw with one second left for the final margin. Camille Hobby scored 12 points to lead the Wolfpack (12-2, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won their sixth straight against Syracuse and bounced back from a loss to unranked Duke on Thursday. Woolley led Syracuse (10-4, 1-2) with 23 points, and Dyaisha Fair added 14.

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