Jakia Brown-Turner scored 19 factors and top-seeded North Carolina State shrugged off a problem from No. 8 South Florida with a giant third quarter, advancing to the Candy 16 of the ladies’s NCAA Event with a 79-67 victory
SAN ANTONIO — Jakia Brown-Turner scored 19 factors and top-seeded North Carolina State shrugged off a problem from No. 8 South Florida with a giant third quarter, advancing to the Candy 16 of the ladies’s NCAA Event with a 79-67 victory on Tuesday.
Jada Boyd added 18 factors and 10 rebounds for the Wolfpack (22-2), who reached their third straight regional semifinal and 14th total. They are going to face fourth-seeded Indiana or Twelfth-seeded Belmont.
USF (19-4) led by a degree early within the third quarter earlier than N.C. State used two large runs to drag away and take a 12-point lead into the fourth.
The Bulls pulled inside eight factors with 3 1/2 minutes to go. However the Wolfpack scored the following 5 factors, capped by a 3 from Brown-Turner that made it 73-60 with 90 seconds to go.
The sport was performed on the Alamodome in entrance of a handful of individuals, together with NCAA President Mark Emmert, who has been on the defensive since gamers took to social media to level out inequities within the NCAA’s remedy of ladies’s groups.
Elena Tsineke had 22 factors to steer the Bulls, who had been within the match for the seventh time. They made six 3-pointers within the first half to spark hope of an upset, however hit simply three extra after halftime.
N.C. State overcame the absence of Kayla Jones, who injured her left knee on Sunday, and an off day by star heart Elissa Cunane, who went 3 for 15 from the sphere. Cunane was 6 of seven on the free-throw line and completed with 12 factors and 11 rebounds as all 5 Wolfpack starters scored in double figures.
The Wolfpack used a 10-2 spurt, with 4 factors from Boyd, to take a 47-40 lead halfway by way of the third quarter. USF bought inside two earlier than N.C. State erupted for a 12-0 run that made it 59-45 late within the quarter.
The Wolfpack took benefit of three turnovers in that stretch and USF coach Jose Fernandez obtained a technical foul to assist them add to the lead.