CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. — Scott Wood didn't score until late in Saturday's ACC opener against Boston College but he made his points count.
Wood's 12 points in the final 3:45 left in the game led N.C. State to a 78-73 win at Boston College on Saturday.
Wood knocked down a 3-pointer with 48.8 seconds left, which kept BC at bay, but it wasn't until Joe Rahon's 3-pointer with 2.5 seconds left that the Wolfpack could exhale.
Wood added two more free throws with 1.3 seconds on the clock, and the senior guard made all six of his free throws in the final 30 seconds of the game.
Wood was in foul trouble and scoreless through the first 36 minutes of the game, but the senior drained a 3 to break a 64-64 tie with 3:45 left in the game.
Freshman Rodney Purvis scored a season-best 19 points in his first ACC game to lead the Wolfpack, which trailed by as many as six in a sluggish second half.
Ryan Anderson led BC with 22 points and 13 rebounds and Rahon had 18 points. Rahon needed one more 3 to pull off the upset for the Eagles.
N.C. State made 21 of 24 free throws in the second half, after going 4 of 11 in the first half. Lorenzo Brown added 14 points and eight assists for State.