No. 2 NC State women pull away late to beat No. 6 Indiana

North Carolina State's Raina Perez (2) shoots next to Indiana's Nicole Cardano-Hillary (4) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, in Bloomington, Ind. (Darron Cummings)

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) Reserve Diamond Johnson scored 19 points, and No. 2 North Carolina State used an 11-2 run late in the fourth quarter to pull away for a 66-58 win over No. 6 Indiana on Thursday night in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.

Kayla Jones scored 17 points, Raina Perez had 13 and star center Elissa Cunane battled through foul trouble to score 11 for the Wolfpack (7-1), who haven't lost since a season-opening defeat to No. 1 South Carolina.

"U-G-L-Y. We ain't got no alibi," N.C. State head coach Wes Moore said. "It was ugly, OK? But proud of this team, proud of the way they battled."


AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 South Carolina8-0
2 North Carolina State7-1
2 UConn3-1
4 Stanford5-2
5 Baylor7-1
6 Indiana5-2
7 Arizona7-0
8 Maryland7-2
9 Iowa4-1
10 Louisville6-1
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RPI Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Tennessee7-0
2 North Carolina State7-1
3 South Carolina8-0
4 UConn3-1
5 Georgia7-0
6 LSU6-1
7 Texas A&M8-0
8 Missouri State4-2
9 Michigan7-1
10 Princeton6-1
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