Photos: NC State women hold on to beat Tennessee and advance to Sweet 16

The NC State women’s basketball team held on to defeat the Tennessee Lady Volunteers 79-72 in Raleigh, NC, Monday, March 25, 2024.

The Wolfpack jumped out to a big lead at the half, but went cold in the second, surviving a run by the Lady Vols.

NC State advances to the NCAA Sweet 16 in Portland, Oregon where they will face Stanford on Friday.

NC State’s Saniya Rivers (22) drives to the basket against Tennessee during the first half of the second round of the Division I Women’s Basketball Championship at Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh, North Carolina, on March 25, 2024.
NC State’s Saniya Rivers (22) drives to the basket against Tennessee during the first half of the second round of the Division I Women’s Basketball Championship at Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh, North Carolina, on March 25, 2024.
NC State’s Saniya Rivers (22) shoots as Tennessee’s Jasmine Powell (15) defends during the first half of the second round of the Division I Women’s Basketball Championship at Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh, North Carolina, on March 25, 2024.
NC State’s Saniya Rivers (22) shoots as Tennessee’s Jasmine Powell (15) defends during the first half of the second round of the Division I Women’s Basketball Championship at Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh, North Carolina, on March 25, 2024.
NC State’s Mimi Collins (2) gets tangled up with Tennessee’s Jewel Spear (0) during the first half of the second round of the Division I Women’s Basketball Championship at Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh, North Carolina, on March 25, 2024.
NC State’s Mimi Collins (2) gets tangled up with Tennessee’s Jewel Spear (0) during the first half of the second round of the Division I Women’s Basketball Championship at Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh, North Carolina, on March 25, 2024.
NC State’s Mimi Collins (2) gets tangled up with Tennessee’s Jewel Spear (0) during the first half of the second round of the Division I Women’s Basketball Championship at Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh, North Carolina, on March 25, 2024.
NC State’s Mimi Collins (2) gets tangled up with Tennessee’s Jewel Spear (0) during the first half of the second round of the Division I Women’s Basketball Championship at Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh, North Carolina, on March 25, 2024.
NC State’s Saniya Rivers (22) shoots as Tennessee’s Sara Puckett (1) defends during the first half of the second round of the Division I Women’s Basketball Championship at Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh, North Carolina, on March 25, 2024.
NC State’s Saniya Rivers (22) shoots as Tennessee’s Sara Puckett (1) defends during the first half of the second round of the Division I Women’s Basketball Championship at Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh, North Carolina, on March 25, 2024.