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NC State women’s hoops moves to 10-0 with a 76-57 win over Boston College

The Eagles did not have an upset bid in them this time around.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: MAR 08 ACC Women’s Tournament - Florida State v NC State Photo by William Howard/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

When these teams met in Chestnut Hill three weeks ago, Boston College did everything except close out the upset, surrendering a 16-point lead in the fourth quarter. This time around, however, NC State had no interest in getting into that sort of trouble.

It’s a simple game sometimes, as the result today illustrated: if you out-shoot your opponent by a lot, you’re gonna win the game. Gotta make shots.

Four Factors

... NC State BC
... NC State BC
eFG% 57.1 34.3
TO% 26.6 19.9
OR% 30.8 32.0
FTR 30.4 26.9

Pace and Efficiency

BC 57 75 76.0 101.3
NC State 76 75 101.3 76.0

Elissa Cunane made all of hers, finishing 9-9 from the field on the way to 24 points. The Wolfpack didn’t get much offense from the perimeter, but led by Cunane, State knocked down 63% of its twos.

State’s defense, meanwhile, was stifling in limiting Boston College to 31% shooting inside the arc. The Eagles had a modest edge on the glass and finished +5 in turnover margin, but the gulf in paint performance was too vast for them to keep up on the scoreboard.

NC State led by nine at halftime and came out with a strong third quarter to put the Eagles away. The Pack took a 17-point lead into the fourth quarter and from there it was just a matter of making sure nothing strange happened.

Raina Perez was 7-11 from the field for 16 points, and she also added nine assists (with six turnovers, though). Jakia Brown-Turner scored 13 and Jada Boyd added 10 off the bench.

With this win, NC State is 5-0 in league play.