What's Buzzing:

No. 14 NC State women beat Syracuse 79-63 in ACC

AP - Sports
No. 14 NC State women beat Syracuse 79-63 in ACC
.

View gallery

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- Markeisha Gatling scored a career-high 28 points before leaving with an injury, helping No. 14 North Carolina State beat Syracuse 79-63 in Friday's Atlantic Coast Conference tournament quarterfinals.

Kody Burke added 21 points and a career-high 16 rebounds for the fourth-seeded Wolfpack (25-6), who trailed 48-39 before going on a 25-1 run fueled by Gatling's 14 points.

The 6-foot-5 senior left with 8:19 left after injuring her left knee and was helped to the locker room. It's unclear if she'll play in Saturday's semifinal against No. 2 Notre Dame.

Brittney Sykes scored 14 points for the fifth-seeded Orange (22-9), who missed 16 straight shots at one point during N.C. State's decisive run.

Syracuse, in its first ACC tournament, shot 10-for-38 (26 percent) after halftime.

The game was delayed three times in the second half due to lights and shot-clock outages amid a winter storm that caused numerous area power outages.

View Comments (1)
  • Sprinter Dutee Chand cleared to compete after CAS ruling

    Sprinter Dutee Chand feels her life is back on track after being cleared to race following the Court of Arbitration for Sport's (CAS) ruling on gender testing guidelines. The Lausanne-based court suspended the governing International Association of … More »

    Reuters - 9 minutes ago
  • FIFA's Blatter deserves Nobel Prize, says Putin

    FIFA's Blatter deserves Nobel Prize, says Putin

    MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has said embattled FIFA president Sepp Blatter deserves a Nobel Prize for his work in world sport. … More »

    AP - Sports - 14 minutes ago
  • Putting touch has deserted me, says Poulter

    Putting touch has deserted me, says Poulter

    By Tony Jimenez WOBURN, England (Reuters) - Less than three years after his magical putter inspired a 'miracle' Ryder Cup victory for Europe, Ian Poulter says his touch on the greens has temporarily deserted him. "I'm not disappointed how I played … More »

    Reuters - 21 minutes ago
  • Nevill gets nod ahead of Haddin for third Ashes test

    Nevill gets nod ahead of Haddin for third Ashes test

    Peter Nevill has got the nod ahead of Brad Haddin as Australia's wicketkeeper for the third Ashes test against England at Edgbaston, captain Michael Clarke confirmed on Tuesday. Haddin, 37, quit one-day-internationals after Australia's World Cup … More »

    Reuters - 27 minutes ago
  • Ennis-Hill to compete at world championships

    Ennis-Hill to compete at world championships

    Olympic heptathlon gold medallist Jessica Ennis-Hill has announced that she is to compete in the world athletics championships in Beijing next month. "My coach and I have made the decision that I'm going to make myself available for selection for … More »

    Reuters - 46 minutes ago