GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP)—Nick Calathes scored 32 points and Dan Werner added 10 as Florida rallied to beat North Carolina State 68-66 on Saturday.
Calathes scored 24 points in the second half as the Gators overcame a 10-point halftime deficit.
The win was the sixth in a row for Florida (12-2), while the Wolfpack dropped to 9-3 heading into Atlantic Coast Conference play next week.
Having survived a scoring drought that lasted 5:21, North Carolina State pulled to a 33-23 halftime lead. The Wolfpack tied the game at 15 when Brandon Costner hit a 3-pointer with 8:20 remaining in the half. North Carolina State scored the next seven points.
Brandon Costner led North Carolina State with 24 points, Ben McCauley had 11 and Farnold Degand added 10.