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Rion Brown scores 20, Miami pulls away to beat NC State 85-70

  • Miami's Garrius Adams, left, and Raphael Akpejiori (4) struggle with North Carolina State's Jordan Vandenberg for a rebound during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Raleigh, N.C., Saturday, March 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

    Miami's Garrius Adams, left, and Raphael Akpejiori (4) struggle with North Carolina State's Jordan Vandenberg for a rebound during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Raleigh, N.C., Saturday, March 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)  (The Associated Press)

  • North Carolina State's T.J. Warren (24) shoots while Miami's Tonye Jekiri (23) and Garrius Adams, left, defend during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Raleigh, N.C., Saturday, March 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

    North Carolina State's T.J. Warren (24) shoots while Miami's Tonye Jekiri (23) and Garrius Adams, left, defend during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Raleigh, N.C., Saturday, March 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)  (The Associated Press)

Rion Brown scored 20 points and Miami pulled away to beat North Carolina State 85-70 on Saturday.

Garrius Adams added 16 points and Manu Lecomte and Erik Swoope had 15 apiece for the Hurricanes (15-14, 6-10 Atlantic Coast Conference).

The ACC's worst shooting team shot a season-best 58.7 percent and set a season high for scoring.

Miami erased its only deficit of the second half by reeling off 13 straight points and winning its third in four games.

ACC scoring leader T.J. Warren had 20 points for the Wolfpack (17-12, 7-9). His dunk off a steal by Desmond Lee with about 6 ½ minutes left put N.C. State up 65-64.

Tonye Jekiri followed with two free throws that gave the Hurricanes the lead for good. Adams banked in a jumper, Jekiri followed Brown's missed 3 with a dunk and Adams converted a key three-point play.