NCAA Basketball

Beverly helps NC State top No. 2 Arizona

N.C. State's Braxton Beverly (10) celebrates after scoring during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Bryant in Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. (Ethan Hyman/The News & Observer via AP)

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) From the day he was hired, new North Carolina State coach Kevin Keatts promised his team would play an aggressive style that didn't back down from competing with anyone.

The Wolfpack needed all of five games to prove him right in a huge upset.

Freshman Braxton Beverly scored a season-high 20 points and sparked the decisive late run that helped N.C. State stun No. 2 Arizona 90-84 in Wednesday's first round at the Battle 4 Atlantis.

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