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North Carolina State's Markeisha Gatling, center, shoots between Syracuse's Brianna Butler, left, and Shakeya Leary, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Friday, March 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Markeisha Gatling scored a career-high 28 points before leaving with a second-half knee injury, helping No. 14 North Carolina State rally past Syracuse 79-63 in Friday's Atlantic Coast Conference tournament quarterfinals.

Kody Burke added 21 points and a career-high 16 rebounds for the fourth-seeded Wolfpack (25-6), who trailed 48-39 before going on a 25-1 run fueled by Gatling's 14 points.

The 6-foot-5 senior left with 8:19 left after injuring her left knee and was helped to the locker room.

Brittney Sykes scored 14 points for the fifth-seeded Orange (22-9), who missed 16 straight shots at one point during N.C. State's decisive run.

Syracuse, in its first ACC tournament, shot 10-for-38 (26 percent) after halftime.

The game was delayed three times in the second half due to lights and shot-clock outages amid a winter storm that caused numerous power outages in the area.

N.C. State advanced to Saturday's semifinals.

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