Duke-NCSU: Block And Key

By Jeff Lippman - March 03, 2007


N.C. State senior guard Ashley Key is having a great game.

She's scored 17 points and was just the recipient of a Shayla Fields pass off a steal for a fast-break 2-on-1 lay up to bring the Pack to within one, at 63-62.

Then, after a Duke offensive foul, Goring got the rebound off a missed shot and put it back to give N.C. State a lead, 64-63,

But just seconds later, Goring assaulted Bales for her fifth foul. She'll be enjoying the rest of the game from the bench.

Bales hit both shots to put Duke back up by one.

And after another Bales blocked shot, it's Duke ball with 1:42 left.

This is just going to be a running commentary until the end of the game...

Ashley Key scored her 19th point on a running jumper with 1:15 left...65-64 N.C. State.

Duke took the ball down court, missed a shot and took a timeout.

Bales missed an easy lay in...30 seconds...

Foul on Lindsey Harding!!! 18 seconds left and Sasha Reaves going to the line. Hits the first. 67-65 State.

Duke calls a timeout to ice Reaves--a 3.9 ppg scorer with her free throw being her only point today. Second shot is good. 68-65.

Waner airballs a three with 7.9 left. State ball. Duke timeout as the N.C. State bench and the crowd are on their feet and going nuts. Everybody in this arena is a Wolfpack fan right now, except for the Duke section, of course. They look worried. And they should be. Their team looks like they're going down for the first time all season.

Ashley Key is going to the line with 7.3 seconds. Hits the first, four-point game. This one looks over.

The Maryland fans are dancing in the aisles. the last time N.C. State beat a No. 1 team...1978 over Wayland Baptist.

She hits the second. THIS GAME IS OVER!!!!

N.C. State 70, Duke 65. As the team celebrates at mid court. Kay Yow's team did the incredible, the impossible, this is the stuff dreams are made of.

Posted by Jeff Lippman at 03:40 PM on March 03, 2007
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