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

Friday night.

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.