N.C. State 68, Villanova 64
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) _ Carisse Moody and Tynesha Lewis recovered from poor first-round outings to combine for 43 points as North Carolina State beat Villanova 68-64 Sunday in the second round of the East Regional.
Fourth-seeded N.C. State (22-10), which reached the third round for the 10th time, next will face the winner of a later game between Connecticut and Colorado State.
Moody, who had nine points in a victory over Delaware on Friday, went 7-for-14 from the field for 22 points and grabbed nine rebounds against Villanova.
Lewis, just 3-for-12 against Delaware, improved to 7-for-10 Sunday. She added five rebounds and five assists.
Villanova (22-9), the fifth seed in the East, hit just 37 percent of its shots after shooting 38 percent against Drake in the first round.
Courtney Mix led Villanova with 15 points. Trish Juhline added 13.
N.C. State went on a 16-4 run midway through the second half to take a 50-39 lead with 9:26 left.
Villanova scored seven straight points to pull to 64-60 with 1:20 left, but the Wolfpack made four of six free throws in the final 33 seconds to seal the victory.