Elissa Cunane had 26 factors and 10 rebounds and No. 9 North Carolina State beat Virginia 80-60 on Sunday.

Jakia Brown-Turner added 13 factors and Grace Hunter scored 10 for the Wolfpack (14-0, 3-Zero Atlantic Coast Convention), who matched the second-best begin in program historical past.

N.C. State by no means trailed and stretched its result in 38-23 with a 13-2 run within the second quarter. Cunane made a pair of layups, together with a three-point play, and assisted on a 3-pointer in the course of the run.

The Wolfpack added a 16-Zero spurt within the third quarter, scoring on seven of eight possessions to tug away.

Jocelyn Willoughby scored 25 factors to steer Virginia (5-9, 0-3). Dominique Toussaint had 15 factors for the Cavaliers, who’ve misplaced 4 straight and 6 of seven.


Virginia: The Cavaliers are higher than their report and statistics may point out. Their schedule has been powerful within the first half of the season. N.C. State was their fifth opponent at the moment ranked among the many top 15.

N.C. State: The Wolfpack bounced again after having to rally from a 14-point deficit to beat Virginia Tech on Thursday evening. N.C. State opened the sport with a 10-Three spurt thanks partially to 2 early baskets by Cunane. At 6-foot-5 with deft contact, she is a matchup nightmare who helps create open 3-pointers for teammates when she isn’t scoring.


Virginia: The Cavaliers host Duke, a staff they beat final season for the primary time since 2000, on Thursday evening.

N.C. State: The Wolfpack play at rival North Carolina, whom they’ve defeated on the street in three of the final 4 seasons, on Thursday evening.