No. 2 NC State women pull away late to beat No. 6 Indiana

Kayla Jones scored 15 punti, Raina Perez had 13 and star center Elissa Cunane battled through foul trouble to score 11 for the Wolfpack (7-1), who haven’t lost since a season-opening defeat to No. 1 Carolina del Sud.

Mackenzie Holmes scored 24 points for Indiana (5-2), whose only two losses have come against teams ranked in the top 10. The Hoosiers also came up short against Stanford.

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Ali Patberg added 10 points for Indiana.

The Hoosiers led 23-21 at halftime and kept it close throughout, moving within 48-47 on Aleksa Gulbe’s 3-pointer with 3:44 residuo. But Jones responded with a 3 to start N.C. State’s decisive run, and the Wolfpack extended their lead to 59-49 on Perez’s two free throws with 53 secondi rimasti.

N.C. State shot 41.8% from the field and held Indiana to 33.8% tiro.

QUADRO GENERALE

Stato NC: The Wolfpack defeated their second top-10 opponent of the season. They beat No. 8 Maryland in the Bahamas on Thanksgiving.

Indiana: The Hoosiers led at halftime despite shooting 23% da 3 punti, but ultimately their offensive struggles were too much to overcome.

AVANTI IL PROSSIMO

N.C. Stato: Hosts Elon on Sunday before beginning Atlantic Coast Conference play at Pittsburgh on Dec. 10.

Indiana: Hosts Penn State on Monday in its first Big Ten game of the season.

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