NC State powers to upset of No. 12 LSU, 89-79
Markeisha Gatling and Kody Burke each scored 25 points to lead
North Carolina State to an 89-79 win over No. 12 Louisiana State
Gatling shot 11 of 13 from the field and grabbed eight rebounds,
six off the offensive glass, to lead the Wolfpack (11-1) to its
first win over a ranked opponent since a 76-69 win over No.19
Florida State on Valentine’s Day.
Burke drilled three straight jumpers to help NC State to a 12-6
lead to start the game, but the Lady Tigers clawed their way back
into the game, taking a lead on a Theresa Plaisance 3-pointer with
9:44 left in the game.
Gatling’s layup with 8:01 left sparked an 11-1 run that put the
Wolfpack back in the lead for good.
Plaisance finished with 18 points off the bench to lead LSU
(9-2). Jeanne Kenney added another 17 points.