GAMEDAY Womens Basketball

North Carolina State 93, North Florida 65

RALEIGH, N.C. - Kai Crutchfield scored 21 points and No. 8 North Carolina State opened the season with impressive shooting in a 93-65 victory against North Florida.

Jada Boyd had 15 points and 10 rebounds, Jakia Brown-Turner scored 13 points and Elissa Cunane posted 12 points for the Wolfpack.

N.C. State made six of its first 10 attempts from 3-point range, including Crutchfield's 4-for-4 rate. By halftime, the Wolfpack was 7-for-13 (53.8%) from deep.

N.C. State, which finished at 49.3% from the field, held a 45-27 halftime lead and then scored the first 10 points of the second half.

Marissa Mackins scored 22 points, Tiffany Tolbert added 17 points and Erin Jones had 10 for North Florida.

Boyd scored six points in the game-opening 14-5 run. Cunane's first basket of the season was a first-quarter 3-pointer.

Cunane, a junior center, reached the 1,000-point mark for her career with 12 first-half points, though she didn't score after the break.


Associated Press

nvember 25, 2020