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The News & Observer, Ethan Hyman) MANDATORY CREDIT, Associated Press
North Carolina State's Richard Howell (1) fights for the rebound between Maryland's Berend Weijs (10) and Nick Faust (5) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, in Raleigh, N.C.

RALEIGH, N.C. — C.J. Leslie had 20 points and 11 rebounds and North Carolina State held on to beat Maryland 79-74 on Sunday night in their Atlantic Coast Conference opener.

Scott Wood scored 19 points and Lorenzo Brown added 11 for the Wolfpack (12-4, 1-0). They hit 47.5 percent of their shots — 28 of 59 — and were 21 of 24 from the free-throw line to win their sixth straight and snap the Terrapins' seven-game winning streak.

Mark Gottfried became the first N.C. State coach since Les Robinson in 1991 to win his first ACC game, and the surging Wolfpack have won seven of eight with the lone loss in that stretch coming to No. 1 Syracuse.

Terrell Stoglin scored 25 points — he entered averaging an ACC-best 21 — but the Terrapins (10-4, 0-1) dropped new coach Mark Turgeon's first ACC game.