After delay in start to game, SU hangs on to defeat NC State 56-55

Published 02/14 2014 01:36PM

Updated 02/15 2014 09:34PM

Syracuse (WSYR-TV/ – Anxious SU fans had to wait a little longer to find out if the Orange will continue their winning streak. 

Syracuse University sent out an alert on Saturday morning announcing that the time of the game against North Carolina State has been changed to 7 p.m.

A spokesperson for NC State said the team was scheduled to leave via a charter flight on Friday afternoon, but one plane was stuck in Illinois due to weather issues. She also said a second plane coming from Miami had mechanical issues.

C.J. Fair's layup with 6.7 seconds left proved to be the winning bucket as No. 1 Syracuse escaped for a 56-55 victory over North Carolina State on Saturday.

Tyler Ennis was called for an offensive foul with nearly 15 seconds remaining, giving the Wolfpack the ball for an inbounds. T.J. Warren took a lob pass down court, and Trevor Cooney fouled him on the floor before his layup went was counted.

On the ensuing inbounds, Rakeem Christmas stole the ball off a poor pass from the corner from Anthony Barber, and Fair went down the court for the game- winning layup that counted after Ralston Turner pushed the ball out of the net and was called for goaltending.

Warren hit the front of the rim on a jumper with two seconds to go and Syracuse (25-0, 12-0 ACC) swatted the ball away to deny NC State (16-9, 6-6) the upset.

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