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Clemson Just Suffered One Of The Worst Losses Of The Year To NC State

NC State's Braxton Beverly goes up for a lay-up against Vanderbilt.

MIAMI, FL - DECEMBER 01: Braxton Beverly #10 of the North Carolina State Wolfpack attempts a layup against the Vanderbilt Commodores during the HoopHall Miami Invitational at American Airlines Arena on December 1, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Clemson basketball just suffered a heartbreaking loss in a chance for a big upset at NC State.

The Tigers entered the game just 1-4 in ACC play. A win over the No. 21 Wolfpack would've been a nice step forward for Brad Brownell's team.

Through much of the second half in Raleigh, it looked like the Tigers would get it.

With just seven seconds left in the game, and Clemson up 67-66, Torin Dorn fouled Clemson guard Marcquise Reed, the game's leading scorer with 19 points, who had hit 9-of-12 free throws in the game.

Reed has hit over 84-percent of his free throws in each of the last two years, and was over 90-percent as a sophomore in 2016-17. There probably wasn't a player Clemson would rather have at the stripe in that spot.

And yet, he bricked both.

Marcquise Reed's missed free throws set up a heroic moment for NC State's Braxton Beverly.

Beverly, who hit two big free throws of his own seconds earlier, got a pass from C.J. Bryce, and drilled a deep game-winning buzzer beater.

Beverly got mobbed by his team, which picked up its 16th win of the season, and evened its ACC record at 3-3.

This win is even more crucial for State, with a crazy stretch coming up, featuring back-to-back-to-back games against No. 3 Virginia, No. 10 Virginia Tech, and No. 11 UNC over the next 10 days.