RALEIGH, N.C. -- Markeisha Gatling scored 27 points and Kody Burke added 24 with 11 rebounds as No. 23 North Carolina State defeated Boston College 85-76 Thursday night.
NC State (17-3, 4-2 ACC) shot 48.1 percent from the field. Len'Nique Brown had 15 points, seven rebounds and four assists, and Krystal Barrett dished out eight assists.
The Eagles (11-9, 2-4) were 23-of-60 from the field (38.3 percent) and hit 13 3-pointers, but also committed 28 fouls and 12 turnovers. Kelly Hughes led Boston College with 23 points and Katie Zenevitch chipped in 19.
Brown, Burke and Myisha Goodwin-Coleman each sank 3-pointers to push the Wolfpack out to an early 15-2 lead, but Boston College fought back to make it a two-point game, 41-39 at the break.
The Wolfpack opened the second half with a 21-10 run, pushing the lead to 13 at the midway mark. NC State is 11-0 at home this season.
espnW's Mechelle Voepel says it is alarming that women's basketball stands alone in the latest Notice of Allegations that North Carolina received from the NCAA and explains how the notice has impacted the Tar Heels' recruiting.