What may have been billed as a routine conference opener proved to be anything but ordinary as NC State thrashed Maryland, 73-45, on Thursday night in head coach Kellie Harper’s ACC debut at Reynolds Coliseum. "I’m very proud of our team," said Harper. "Our kids executed the game plan. They were very confident on both ends of the floor, and my hat’s off to them."
"I don't know what people were talking about; this whole coaching in the ACC thing is gonna be a piece of cake."
Maryland shot 35.8%, turned the ball over 34.4% of the time, and needed 73 possessions to reach the mid-40s (0.6 pts/poss).
Congratulations, Coach Frese, you are forearm shiver victim #1.