N.C. State was coming off a victory over No. 1 South Carolina on Thursday night. The Wolfpack built a 51-25 halftime lead despite 2-for-13 shooting on 3-pointers. The second half began with the Wolfpack going on a 24-3 run.
Aja Blount’s 13 points and Tiarra Davis’ 10 points paced the Chanticleers (1-1), who had a 25-win season a year ago for the best mark in program history. Coastal Carolina shot 23.2 percent from the field.
Coastal Carolina led 14-8 midway through the first quarter. N.C. State starting center Elissa Cunane picked up her second foul shortly after, and she sat out until the beginning of the second half.
The Wolfpack began to take control by scoring the first 12 points of the second quarter for a 31-21 edge. In a stretch starting late in the first quarter, the Chanticleers went almost nine minutes without a field goal, falling into a 43-23 hole.
N.C. State benefited from an array of fastbreak baskets as the Chanticleers couldn’t keep up.
Coastal Carolina: The Chanticleers fell to 0-17 all-time against Top 25 opponents. After the first meeting with N.C. State, their record against current Atlantic Coast Conference members dipped to 2-26.
N.C. State: The Wolfpack has had a different player as its leading scorer in each game this season, while three players have provided the top assist total.