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Pope comes off the bench to lead NC State past BC

BOSTON (AP) -- Monica Pope scored 13 of her career-high 19 points
in the second half and Gillian Goring had 12 points and nine
rebounds to help North Carolina State upset No. 17 Boston College
82-71 on Friday night.

N.C. State (17-10, 7-7 Atlantic Coast Conference) closed out its
regular season with four wins in five games to move a half-game
ahead of Boston College for fifth place in the conference.

The Eagles, losers of three straight, can clinch the fifth seed
in the ACC Tournament by virtue of a tiebreaker with a win at
Florida State on Sunday. Boston College beat the Wolfpack 75-66 on
Jan. 30.

Keisha Brown scored 12 points and Ashley Key and Tiffany
Stansbury each added 11 for N.C. State, which shot 57 percent from
the field and outscored BC in the paint 36-24.

Pope shot 4-of-6 from the field and 9-of-11 from the line for
the Wolfpack, who outscored the Eagles 46-35 in the second half.

After Brooke Queenan hit two free throws to pull the Eagles
within 56-52, the Wolfpack went on an 8-0 run.

Brown stole a pass and made a layup to make it 61-52 with 8:26
remaining. Brown then made a free throw to give the Wolfpack their
first 10-point lead. Stansbury's layup extended the Wolfpack's lead
to 64-52 with 6:50 to play.

Kindyll Dorsey had 18 points and Queenan finished with 17 for BC
(19-9, 6-7), which had won five straight at home.

N.C. State went on a 10-0 run in the first half to take a 17-11
lead with 9:14 to play. The Eagles went on a 12-2 run late in the
opening half and Aja Parham's jumper at the halftime buzzer tied it
at 36.