Indiana slips past NC State with 73-70 win; Wolfpack falls short of Elite Eight

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Indiana guard Nicole Cardano-Hillary (4) drives against North Carolina State guard Raina Perez (2) during the second half of a college basketball game in the Sweet Sixteen round of the women’s NCAA tournament at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Saturday, March 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

SAN ANTONIO (AP) – Ali Patberg scored 17 points to help fourth-seeded Indiana beat No. 1 seed North Carolina State 73-70, sending the Hoosiers to the regional final for the first time in school history.

Indiana had been in the Sweet 16 just once before, back in 1983 before the women’s NCAA Tournament became a 64-team field.

Jada Boyd scored 18 points for N.C. State, and Raina Perez had 17.

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