August 2, 2021

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NC State women’s basketball team beats No. 1 Louisville

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N.C. State’s Elissa Cunane (33) celebrates with Kayla Jones (25) during the Wolfpack’s victory over Louisville at KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Ky. Monday, February 1, 2021.

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They did it again.

N.C. State has knocked off the top-ranked team in women’s college basketball for a second time this season, upsetting previously undefeated Louisville 74-60 at the KFC Yum! Center on Monday.

The Wolfpack previously beat then-No. 1 South Carolina on the road Dec. 3, 54-46. N.C. State is the first team since Stanford in 2007-08 to beat the No. 1 team in the AP Top 25 poll twice in a season.

Monday, it was a balanced scoring effort that kept N.C. State in control. Jada Boyd, Jakia Brown-Turner and Elissa Cunane scored 16 points apiece, while Raina Perez added 15. Senior Kayla Jones, from Jamesville, grabbed 13 rebounds.

Fourth-ranked N.C. State (12-1, 7-1 ACC) next plays at UNC on Sunday.

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N.C. State’s Jada Boyd (5) heads to the basket during the Wolfpack’s game against Louisville at KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Ky. Monday, February 1, 2021. ACC Pool

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N.C. State’s Jakia Brown-Turner (11) celebrates making a three-pointer during the Wolfpack’s game against Louisville at KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Ky. Monday, February 1, 2021. ACC Pool

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N.C. State celebrates after defeating Louisville at KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Ky. Monday, February 1, 2021. ACC Pool

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N.C. State’s Elissa Cunane (33) shoots as Louisville’s Olivia Cochran (44) defends during the Wolfpack’s game against Louisville at KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Ky. Monday, February 1, 2021. ACC Pool

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N.C. State’s Kayla Jones (25) brings the ball up court during the Wolfpack’s game against Louisville at KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Ky. Monday, February 1, 2021. ACC Pool

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N.C. State’s Elissa Cunane (33) celebrates with Kayla Jones (25) during the Wolfpack’s victory over Louisville at KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Ky. Monday, February 1, 2021. ACC Pool

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N.C. State’s Jakia Brown-Turner (11) looks for room during the Wolfpack’s game against Louisville at KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Ky. Monday, February 1, 2021. ACC Pool

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N.C. State’s head coach Wes Moore watches during the Wolfpack’s game against Louisville at KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Ky. Monday, February 1, 2021. ACC Pool

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N.C. State’s Elissa Cunane (33) greets teammates before the Wolfpack’s game against Louisville at KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Ky. Monday, February 1, 2021. ACC Pool

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N.C. State’s Elissa Cunane (33) shoots while Louisville’s Olivia Cochran (44) defends during the Wolfpack’s game against Louisville at KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Ky. Monday, February 1, 2021. ACC Pool

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N.C. State’s Raina Perez (2) brings the ball up court during the Wolfpack’s game against Louisville at KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Ky. Monday, February 1, 2021. ACC Pool

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N.C. State’s Camille Hobby (41) shoots during the Wolfpack’s game against Louisville at KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Ky. Monday, February 1, 2021. ACC Pool

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N.C. State’s Kayla Jones (25) take a shot during the Wolfpack’s game against Louisville at KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Ky. Monday, February 1, 2021. ACC Pool

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N.C. State head coach Wes Moore motions to his players during the Wolfpack’s game against Louisville at KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Ky. Monday, February 1, 2021. ACC Pool

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N.C. State’s Kayla Jones (25) takes a shot during the Wolfpack’s game against Louisville at KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Ky. Monday, February 1, 2021. ACC Pool