Carlos Dotson led Western Carolina (2-8) with 19 points and 11 rebounds.
Matt Halvorsen had 16 points and Marcus Thomas had 13 for the Catamounts.
In a pregame ceremony, N.C. State formally named the arena at Reynolds Coliseum after former coach Jim Valvano, who led the Wolfpack to the 1983 NCAA championship.
Western Carolina: The Catamounts, who were coming off a 90-88 loss in double overtime to No. 25 Furman, played hard again. But as they have for most of the season, they struggled to take care of the ball. Western Carolina committed 33 turnovers and finished with just nine assists against the Wolfpack’s pressure defense.
N.C. State: The Wolfpack dispatched another overmatched opponent in routine fashion. Daniels made some difficult shots as guards Markell Johnson and Braxton Beverly sat with foul trouble in the first half, showing that he can create his own offense.
Western Carolina continues its stretch of five consecutive road games when it travels to UNC Asheville on Saturday.
N.C. State takes a 10-day break for exams before playing against Penn State on Dec. 15 in Atlantic City, N.J.
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