Kiara Leslie’s 26 points and 10 rebounds lifted North Carolina State to a 72-57 victory against Kentucky in the NCAA Tournament’s second round Monday night at Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh, N.C.
Freshman center Elissa Cunane provided 13 points and 15 rebounds for the Wolfpack. DD Rogers and Kia Crutchfield both added 11 points as the Wolfpack remained undefeated this season against teams outside of the Atlantic Coast Conference.
NC - State - Iowa - Saturday - Greensboro
Third-seeded NC State (28-5) meets second-seeded Iowa (28-6) in Saturday’s Greensboro Region semifinal in Greensboro, N.C. That’s less than a 90-minute drive from Raleigh.
It marked the second year in a row that NC State won two tournament home games to reach the Sweet 16.
Rhyne - Howard - Points - Maci - Morris
Rhyne Howard’s 21 points and Maci Morris’ 18 points paced sixth-seeded Kentucky (25-8).
NC State didn’t seem bothered by 16 turnovers, in part because it controlled the boards with a 50-31 rebounding advantage.
Leslie shot 9 of 21...
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