RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Torin Dorn had 22 points and 10 rebounds to help North Carolina State beat Maryland Eastern Shore 95-49 on Saturday.
D.J. Funderburk and Jericole Hellems added 13 points each for the Wolfpack (2-0), who opened the game with a 23-4 run and never trailed. Braxton Beverly added 12 points on four 3-pointers.
Dorn outscored the Hawks 17-15 in the first half as N.C. State built a 36-point lead.
The Wolfpack won for the 25th time in their last 26 nonconference home games and improved to 31-1 all time against teams from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.
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The Wolfpack shot 56.5 percent from the field (35 of 62) and finished with a 50-7 advantage in bench scoring.
A.J. Cheeseman led Maryland Eastern Shore (0-2) with 18 points. Ryan Andino added 14 points.
Maryland Eastern Shore shot 31.5 percent, including 5 of 19 from 3-point range.
Maryland Eastern Shore: The Hawks were overmatched and never got on track after committing turnovers on four of their first six possessions. After finishing 7-25 last season, Maryland Eastern Shore will need time to build continuity with a roster that features seven junior college and graduate transfers.
N.C. State: The outcome was decided soon after the game started, and the Wolfpack’s level of play slipped a bit in the second half. But N.C. State took advantage of a chance to spread around playing time and shots. All 10 players got between 18 and 23 minutes, and each of them scored at least four points.
Maryland Eastern Shore plays its home opener against Longwood on Tuesday night.
N.C. State continues its six-game homestand against UNC Asheville on Tuesday night.
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