RALEIGH, N.C. -- 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.
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.