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No. 14 NC State slips past Virginia 68-66

Monday - 2/24/2014, 2:34am  ET

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Markeisha Gatling scored 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, while Kody Burke sank the game-winning 3-pointer, as No. 14 NC State slipped past Virginia with a 68-66 comeback win on Sunday.

NC State (23-5, 10-4 ACC) led most of the game but fell behind midway through the second half during a 17-2 run by Virginia that made it 61-52 with 6 minutes to play. The Wolf Pack closed the gap in the final 2 minutes on a Miah Spencer 3-pointer that tied the game at 61, setting up a back and forth battle for the lead before Burke's game-winner with 11 seconds left.

Spencer finished with 17 points and Len'Nique Brown had 12 for NC State, which snapped a two-game losing streak. Both losses were to ranked teams.

Ataira Franklin and Faith Randolph scored 15 points apiece for Virginia (13-14, 6-8), which has lost four of its last five games.


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