“A lot of people did some good things,” Moore said. “I still see the warts. A lot of things we have to do better. We are improving in some areas. We’re trying to share the ball a little bit more. I saw some really nice passes.”
N.C. State led 42-13 at halftime. The Mountaineers shot 17.2% in the first half, but they were intent on sticking to an offensive plan.
“It’s so hard to get a rhythm,” White said of dealing with the Wolfpack’s defense. “They’re so tall and athletic.”
The Wolfpack pulled away while Mount St. Mary’s went almost six minutes without a point and more than eight minutes without a field goal during a span extending across the first and second quarters.
Mount St. Mary’s: The Mountaineers will need to shoot at a better clip to give themselves a chance against this type of competition. They worked for a number of open shots on the perimeter but couldn’t knock many down. Mount St. Mary’s also suffered lopsided losses at Virginia Tech and Richmond.
N.C. State: This was the third of four season-opening home games for the Wolfpack before a trip to Connecticut for a rematch of last season’s NCAA regional final. This should give coach Wes Moore a glimpse of how combinations will work, particularly with roles changing and new personnel mixing in. Reserves racked up 45 points in Sunday’s game.
Mount St. Mary’s and N.C. State had met twice before, with the Wolfpack winning both times. The most recent clash came in 2014.
But the Mountaineers visited Reynolds Coliseum in March for an NCAA Tournament first-four meeting with Longwood, which won the game before losing to a top-seeded N.C. State team.
N.C. State senior Brown-Turner eclipsed the 1,000-point mark for her career on a short jumper in the third quarter to become the 37th women’s player at the school to reach that milestone. “It feels great. I never thought of scoring that many points,” Brown-Turner said. She had more than 300 points in each of the past three seasons. … Mount St. Mary’s has lost 10 straight November games against Division I foes, with nine of those on the road.
Mount St. Mary’s: At home Saturday vs. Navy.
N.C. State: At home Wednesday vs. Charlotte.
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