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Top-seeded NC State women beat Kansas State, reach Sweet 16

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Posted at 5:36 PM, Mar 21, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-21 18:36:49-04

RALEIGH, N.C. — Kayla Jones scored 18 points to help top-seeded North Carolina State beat Kansas State 89-57 in Monday’s second round of the NCAA Tournament, earning a fourth straight trip to the Sweet 16.

Raina Perez and Diamond Johnson each added 15 points for the Wolfpack. N.C. State shot 55% and made 9 of 19 3-pointers.

By the end, all 13 players had scored for the Bridgeport Region's top seed. Serena Sundell scored 17 points to lead the ninth-seeded Wildcats, who shot just 39%.

This is N.C. State's fourth straight trip to the Sweet 16. Kansas State was trying to reach its first since 2002.