No. 13 N. Carolina St. 84, N. Carolina A&T 48
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) _ Chasity Melvin scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead No. 13 North Carolina State to an 84-48 victory over North Carolina A&T on Tuesday night.
The Wolfpack (6-1) won their sixth straight game in the series and sixth straight overall following a loss to Oregon State to start the year.
Hope Monroe’s jumper at 16:15 drew the Aggies (5-3) within 10-8. Melvin scored four of the Wolfpack’s next six points, opening a 24-3 burst that settled the game.
The Wolfpack shot 51 percent, forced 23 turnovers and had 15 steals in the opening 20 minutes.
The Aggies never got the deficit below 20 in the second half. After a 9-for-20 showing from the field in the first half, A&T went 7-for-24 in the second half. It also finished the game with 41 turnovers, compared to 23 for the Wolfpack.
LySchale Jones got 12 points and Peace Shepard had 10 for N.C. State.
Nisha Watson had 11 points and a team-high 10 turnovers for the Aggies.