North Carolina State's Anthony Barber lies on the court as play is stopped in the background during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game between North Carolina State and Duke in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament i
Bob Leverone
March 13, 2015

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina State says guard Anthony ''Cat'' Barber has been cleared to play in the postseason after suffering a spasm in his neck muscles.

Team officials said Friday night that Barber is expected to be at full strength for the postseason.

Barber was hurt with 13:26 left in a loss to No. 2 Duke in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament quarterfinals when he collided with a screen set by Duke forward Amile Jefferson.

Team officials say the results of a scan of his head and neck were normal.

Barber averages 12.1 points and a team-best 3.8 assists for the Wolfpack (20-13) and had been averaging 16 points during his last 11 games. He scored a career-high 34 in a second-round victory over Pittsburgh.

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