No. 23 Syracuse women beat NC State 66-49

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Alexis Peterson scored 27 points and No. 23 Syracuse exploded in the second half to beat North Carolina State 66-49 on Sunday.

The Orange outscored the Wolfpack 40-20 after intermission.

N.C. State (12-8, 3-4 ACC) led 29-26 at the break and added three more on Dominique Wilson's 3-pointer on the first possession when play resumed.

Syracuse (15-5, 5-2) then went to work, erasing the deficit and more, scoring the next 21 points - including 3-pointers by three different players - to take control of the game at 49-32 with 11:06 left.

The Wolfpack never got closer than 13 points the rest of the way.

Peterson was 7 of 16 from the floor and 12 of 15 from the line. Brianna Butler had 15 points - all on 3-pointers - and Briana Day added 11 points and 16 rebounds.

Wilson and Jennifer Mathurin scored 12 points apiece to lead N.C. State.

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