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NC State withstands late run to upset No. 18 Vanderbilt

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Kody Burke scored a career-high 21 points and North Carolina State withstood a furious rally by Vanderbilt (No. 18 ESPN/USA Today, No. 20 AP) to upset the Commodores 66-59 Sunday.

Bonae Holston added 15 points and 7 rebounds for the Wolfpack (7-3). Vanderbilt (10-1) was led by Stephanie Holzer's 15 points and Christina Foggie's 13.

NC State took control with a 21-4 run early. The Wolfpack scored the final five points of the half and led 34-22 at intermission. Burke had 17 points in the first half.

Vanderbilt closed to 43-37 five minutes into the second half but lost momentum when Foggie sat down for almost six minutes with foul trouble. NC State's biggest lead was 14 at 55-41 and they led 60-51, before Foggie hit a pair of three-pointers in the final minutes.

Vanderbilt cut the lead to 62-59 before NC State made four foul shots in the final seconds.