7:00 PM ET, March 20, 2007
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Kay Yow hugged her players as photographers took shot after shot. Then North Carolina State's coach turned to the fans, smiled and triumphantly extended both arms to hold up a Wolfpack hand gesture.The fans responded by giving her a standing ovation as she left the court.It was truly a moment to savor for the Hall of Fame coach and her fight-to-the-finish Wolfpack.Khadijah Whittington scored 15 of her career-high 23 points after halftime while pulling down 11 rebounds. Shayla Fields knocked down a 3-pointer in the final minute of overtime shortly after missing key free throws late in regulation. And when it was over, the Wolfpack had held off Baylor 78-72 on Tuesday night to earn Yow's first trip to the NCAA Tournament's round of 16 in six years.It certainly wasn't easy for N.C. State (25-9), the fourth seed in the Fresno Regional. The Wolfpack bounced back after blowing an 11-point lead midway through the second half, then evaded what would have been a crushing loss in front of its home fans when Bernice Mosby missed a shot on the final play of regulation.
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||27-62 (.435)||30-65 (.462)|
|3P Made-Attempted||6-13 (.462)||1-5 (.200)|
|FT Made-Attempted||12-14 (.857)||17-25 (.680)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||22 (0/0)||12 (0/0)|