BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) -- Marquetta Dickens' three-point play with
22 seconds left in overtime gave North Carolina State a 76-75
victory over No. 23 Virginia Tech on Monday night.
Dickens and Kendra Bell each scored 14 points for the Wolfpack
(13-4, 2-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) in a game that featured 18
ties and 22 lead changes. Billie McDowell added 11 points, and
Ashley Key and Tiffany Stansbury had 10 apiece.
Carrie Mason led Virginia Tech (11-4, 1-2) with 14 points, Kirby
Copeland scored 13 and Christie Marrone added 12. Kerri Gardin had
The Hokies took a 75-71 lead on Gardin's layup with 1:44 left in
overtime. But McDowell hit a jumper with 1:04 to play and Dickens
followed with a layup as she was fouled. Her free throw put N.C.
The Hokies led 40-35 at halftime but were held scoreless for
more than three minutes after the break as N.C. State reclaimed the
N.C. State shot 44 percent and the Hokies 45 percent for the