Follow along as UMaine takes on NC State in the NCAA tournament
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Maine players celebrate in the last minute of an NCAA college basketball game against Hartford for the America East women's tournament championship Friday, March 15, 2019, in Bangor, Maine. Maine won 68-48.
Follow along as the University of Maine women’s basketball team faces off against North Carolina State in the first round of the NCAA tournament. No. 14 seed UMaine challenges third seed NC State at Valvano Arena in Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh, North Carolina. The game is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 23. Keep up with all the action here.
UMaine and North Carolina State, in addition to playing each other in a game won by NC State 84-46 on Dec. 15, share three common opponents. UMaine beat North Carolina 85-73 while NC State split with the Tar Heels, losing 64-51 at home and winning 74-69 on the road; NC State beat Chattanooga 78-58 and Duke 63-51 while UMaine lost to Chattanooga 66-61 and to Duke 66-63
NC State goes on 10-0 run to take 19-10 lead after one quarter. Two UMaine turnovers lead to four points to close out the quarter. Kiara Leslie has 7 points for NC State and has held UMaine leading scorer Blanca Millan scoreless
NC State leading UMaine 25-17 with 4:30 left in the half. UMaine’s two leading scorers, Blanca Millan (0-3) and Tanesha Sutton (0-7) haven’t scored. Wolfpack is allowing Sutton open shots from the perimeter but preventing her from penetrating. Parise Rossignol has eight points for UMaine
Maine’s Fanny Wadling, left, and North Carolina State’s Kiara Leslie chase the ball during the first half of a first round women’s college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament in Raleigh, North Carolina, Saturday, March 23. [Gerry Broome | AP]
Maine’s Fanny Wadling (51) drives to the basket while North Carolina State’s Elissa Cunane (33) defends during the first half of a first round women’s college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament in Raleigh, North Carolina, Saturday, March 23 [Gerry Broome | AP]