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Ralston Turner added 16 of his 22 points after halftime for the seventh-seeded Wolfpack (20-12), who trailed 53-51 with about 4 minutes left before going on a 12-0 run that kept Mark Gottfried's team alive in the tournament.
Des Lee's breakaway dunk ended the run and gave N. C. State a 63-53 lead with 26.3 seconds left, part of a 16-5 flurry to close the game against the 10th-seeded Hurricanes (17-16).
Martin is the newest member of the San Francisco 49ers, and he's thrilled for a fresh start to keep playing football.
 for anyone who questions why the offensive lineman couldn't tough things out through a bullying scandal in Miami, he's unconcerned.
 starting 49ers offensive linemen Joe Staley and Anthony Davis have reached out.
The teams first announced the move Tuesday night for Martin, who left the Dolphins last fall after accusing teammate Richie Incognito of bullying in a scandal that overshadowed the franchise's 8-8 season.
An investigation for the NFL determined last month that Incognito and two other offensive linemen engaged in persistent harassment of Martin, another offensive lineman and an assistant trainer.
After Martin's departure from the Dolphins in late October, he underwent counseling for emotional issues.
Harbaugh has supported Martin all along, from his early college days at Stanford to the offensive lineman's departure from the Dolphins, and even in a formal NFL investigation into the situation in Miami.
Harbaugh has credited Martin for being a "very intelligent football player" who has familiarity with the Niners' system.
The investigation found a pattern of harassment on the Dolphins, with Martin the primary target of vicious taunts and racist insults that occurred almost daily.
Shavon Coleman scored 15 points on five 3-pointers and Louisiana State preserved its slim NCAA hopes by beating Alabama 68-56 on Thursday in the second round of the SEC tournament.
LSU's Quarterman and O'Bryant scored back-to-back inside baskets, followed by Quarterman's 3-pointer, to launch the 13-0 run by the Tigers for a 31-21 lead.
Including a follow jam by Quarterman and a jumper by Jordan Mickey, LSU closed the half with a 17-3 run to lead 35-24 at halftime.
The powerful O'Bryant (6-9, 256) averaged 15.6 points and 7.9 rebounds in the regular season, but the Alabama defense collapsed around the junior every time he touched the ball in the first half.
Mahouts pray while sitting on top of elephants during Thailand's National Elephant Day in the ancient Thai capital Ayutthaya on March 13. Thais honored the elephant on Thursday with special fruit and Buddhist ceremonies across the country to pay homage to their national animal.