Thea Lemberger scored a game-high 17 points but it wasn't enough as NC State captured 5th place.
Nirra Fields' layup with :02 completed a comeback for the Bruins, who trailed by as many as 12 pts.
Nirra Fields led the Bruins with 21 points and eight rebounds.
James Madison leads the all-time series 2-0, winning a home-and-home matchup in 1990-91.
Atonye Nyingifa is the Athlete of the Week and water polo's game-winner vs. USC is Play of the Week.