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No. 13 Wolfpack Women top No. 9 Maryland, 66-59

The ladies keep on rolling.

NCAA BASKETBALL: MAR 25 Div I Women’s Championship - Second Round - Kentucky v NC State Photo by Michael Berg/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

NC State picked up an impressive win in Reynolds Coliseum over the Maryland Terrapins on Thursday night. The Wolfpack Women prevailed despite turning the ball over 28 times and finishing with a -11 turnover margin. That’s hard to overcome, especially against a good team. How’d the Pack do it?

Offensively, State maximized its effective possessions (possessions ending with a shot attempt of some sort) by posting a 53.6 eFG% while grabbing over 57% of its missed shots. The Pack absolutely demolished Maryland on the boards and had a decisive edge in shooting percentage.


Four Factors NC State Maryland
Four Factors NC State Maryland
eFG% 53.6 40.8
TO% 38.9 23.6
OR% 57.6 28.9
FTR 21.4 13.8

Pace and Efficiency

NC State 66 72 91.7 81.9
Maryland 59 72 81.9 91.7

Maryland shot 9-19 from three but was stymied inside, where it hit only 13 of 46 two-point attempts. That’s 28.3%. Rough going for the Terps, and a bad time for it, too: NC State is one of the best defensive rebounding teams in the country, so second-chance opportunities weren’t going to be frequent.

State got 19 points from Kai Crutchfield, who was 5-8 from three. Center Elissa Cunane added 16 points and also hauled in 15 rebounds.

The Wolfpack Women are 9-0 on the season and should remain unbeaten into the new year.