N.C. State 78, Baylor 72, OT

Tuesday, March 20th 2007, 8:55 pm
By: News On 6

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) _ Khadijah Whittington and Shayla Fields just weren't ready to let North Carolina State's emotional season end.

Whittington scored 15 of her career-high 23 points after halftime while Fields knocked down a key 3-pointer in the final minute of overtime Tuesday night to lead the Wolfpack past Baylor 78-72 in the second round of the Fresno Regional.

The win gave Hall of Fame coach Kay Yow her first trip to the NCAA tournament's round of 16 in six years, sending the fourth-seeded Wolfpack (25-9) to a matchup with the Connecticut-Wisconsin-Green Bay winner.

N.C. State has won 12 of 14 since Yow returned from a 16-game leave to concentrate on her cancer treatment. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1987 and it first recurred during the 2004-05 season.

Bernice Mosby scored 26 points to lead the fifth-seeded Lady Bears (26-8), who were trying to reach the round of 16 for the fourth straight year.