Wolfpack women top Deacons

The Associated Press; From St. Augustine's News ReleaseFebruary 18, 2009 

N.C. State's Nikitta Gartrell hit a 3-pointer with 6.3 seconds left in overtime to lift the Wolfpack women to a 65-63 win over Wake Forest on Tuesday night at Winston-Salem.

Gartrell, who scored a game-high 22 points, went 4-for-4 on 3-pointers. Her 3-pointer with 1.9 seconds left in regulation sent the game into overtime.

The game was originally scheduled for Jan. 26 but was postponed because of the death of Wolfpack coach Kay Yow.

Shayla Fields had 15 points for the Wolfpack (12-14, 4-7 ACC), which won its third straight game.

Wake Forest (18-7, 5-6) was led by Sarah Riddle with 15 points.

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NO. 10 MARQUETTE 79, SETON HALL 67: Wesley Matthews scored 24 points and host Marquette (22-4, 11-2 Big East) opened the second half with a decisive 16-3 run to top Seton Hall (14-11, 5-8).

NO. 19 PURDUE 72, NO. 6 MICHIGAN STATE 54: JaJuan Johnson scored 17 points to lead host Purdue (20-6, 9-4 Big Ten) over Michigan State (20-6, 10-3).

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SOUTHERN MISS 69, EAST CAROLINA 59: R.L. Horton scored a game-high 20 points to lift host Southern Miss (14-11, 4-7 C-USA) past East Carolina (15-13, 5-7).

ECU was led by James Legan and Sam Hinnant with 12 points each.

KANSAS STATE 95, N.C. CENTRAL 49: Dominique Sutton scored 16 points and Luis Colon had 12 points and 12 rebounds to lead host Kansas State (18-8) over N.C. Central (2-24).

Jamar Briscoe led NCCU with 18 points. Bryan Alaya added 10.

ST. AUGUSTINE'S 80, LIVINGSTONE 74: Chris Jordan scored 18 points to lead three Falcons in double figures as visiting St. Augustine's (18-9, 11-7 CIAA) topped Livingstone (13-13, 5-12).

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