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Eric Mosley tied the game for St. Bonaventure at 65-all with 3.1 seconds left. But Williams, a former high school quarterback, hurled his pass to Leslie, whose off-balance jumper hit the rim and fell through.
"We've tried it in practice, and it's only worked twice," Wolfpack coach Mark Gottfried said. "The odds were definitely against us."
The Bonnies' desperation inbounds pass was blocked as time expired, sealing N.C. State's win.
Scott Wood led the Wolfpack (7-4) with 20 points and Leslie scored 12.
Demetrius Conger and Andrew Nicholson each scored 16 for the Bonnies (5-5), and Mosley added 15.