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College basketball: No. 2 Arizona, No. 18 Purdue upset in Battle 4 Atlantis openers

College basketball: No. 2 Arizona, No. 18 Purdue upset in Battle 4 Atlantis openers

Freshman Braxton Beverly scored a season-high 20 points and sparked the decisive late run that helped North Carolina State upset No. 2 Arizona 90-84 in Wednesday's first round of the Battle 4 Atlantis at Paradise Island, Bahamas.

Allerik Freeman scored 24 points to lead the Wolfpack (5-0). But it was Beverly — who missed the first two games in an NCAA eligibility dispute tied to his attending summer courses at Ohio State before coming to N.C. State — who led the way in the critical moments.

Beverly made the go-ahead three-pointer with 4:19 left, part of a stunning 13-1 run that put the Wolfpack up 86-76 with 1:48 left. He also hit six free throws and assisted on another basket...

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