Kiara Leslie shot her alma mater out of the women's NCAA women’s basketball tournament — and sent North Carolina State to its first Sweet 16 since Kay Yow's inspirational run.
Leslie had 21 points and 11 rebounds against her former team, and N.C. State beat Maryland, 74-60, on Sunday in the second round.
Leslie, who spent three seasons at Maryland before graduating and transferring to N.C. State, finished one point short of a career high while also leading the defensive effort on the Terps' leading scorer.
“My teammates knew that this game was important to me,” Leslie said. “And I think they helped me get comfortable and get open shots, and they also came ready to...