GAMEDAY Womens Basketball

North Carolina State 78, Miami 47

RALEIGH, N.C. - Elissa Cunane scored 13 of her 18 points during No. 4 North Carolina State's explosive first quarter, and the Wolfpack beat Miami 78-47.

Kai Crutchfield added 14 points and Jakia Brown-Turner and Kayla Jones each had 10 points for N.C. State (8-0, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference).

Cunane, a junior center, hit three 3-pointers in a span of about 5 1/2 minutes of the first quarter and finished 7 of 11 from the field. The Wolfpack led 31-11 after the first 10 minutes.

Kelsey Marshall scored 14 points and Taylor Mason had 10 points to lead Miami (4-2, 1-2), which was playing its first road game.

The Wolfpack bolted to a 16-8 lead in the first five minutes followed by an 8-0 run across the next two minutes. Four N.C. State players hit 3s, and the Wolfpack went 8 of 11 from long range in the first 12 minutes.

The margin grew to 48-16 at halftime, the Wolfpack's largest lead at the break this season. Miami shot 20.7% from the floor as N.C. State allowed its fewest points in a half.

Miami dropped to 3-9 at Reynolds Coliseum.


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December 20, 2020


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