Wolfpack Women beat No. 8 Maryland, 72-63

Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

Box Score

Four Factors NCSU UMD
eFG% 48.3 48.4
Turnover Rate 20.5 24.9
Off Reb Rate 40.5 35.3
FT Rate 37.9 3.2

Pts Poss OFF_EFF DEF_EFF
UMD 63 65.8 92.4 105.6
NCSU 72 65.8 105.6 92.4

A day after the men's team delivered a crucial win at home, the women did the same, though it was crucial for a different reason--the Wolfpack Women are in the NCAA tournament, it's simply a matter of where they are seeded. And to that end, they did themselves a huge favor by knocking off a top-10 Maryland team.

Markeisha Gatling did here usual thing, hitting 7-of-10 from the floor--she came into the night shooting 69.1% from the field. Frontcourt counterpart Kody Burke struggled to find her scoring rhythm but hauled in a team-high 10 rebounds.

State's been really tough in Reynolds all year; the Pack hasn't lost a game at home yet. They weren't at their best offensively, but they were still good enough to beat the Terps, and that's an encouraging indicator for what this team could do in March.

NC State (19-3, 6-2) is now 4-1 against the RPI top 50 with sole possession of third place in the ACC. There's opportunity for several more quality wins next month, and with the way the schedule sets up, the Wolfpack easily could be 22-3 heading into a rematch with UNC.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Backing The Pack

You must be a member of Backing The Pack to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Backing The Pack. You should read them.

Join Backing The Pack

You must be a member of Backing The Pack to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Backing The Pack. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker