North Carolina State routs UNC-Asheville
=== North Carolina State routs UNC-Asheville ===
Raleigh, NC (Sports Network) – Ilian Evtimov poured in 19 points, as 21st-
ranked North Carolina State rolled past North Carolina-Asheville, 86-56, at
the RBC Center.
Cameron Bennerman and Gavin Grant each chipped in 14 points for the Wolfpack
(7-1), who have won two games in a row following their 45-42 loss to Iowa on
November 30. Grant also grabbed seven rebounds for the Wolfpack, who shot 56.1
percent from the field, and hit 13-of-30 three-pointers.
Joe Barber led the Bulldogs (1-5) with 15 points. Chad Mohn added 14 points in
North Carolina State moved to 16-0 all-time against the Bulldogs.
The Wolfpack stormed out of the gate, opening the game with a 10-2 spurt.
During the stretch, Tony Bethel drained two three-pointers. He ended the game
with 11 points.
North Carolina State continued to run in front in the first half and went on
an 11-2 dash that put the Wolfpack up 30-16 with 8:05 to play until halftime.
Engin Atsur netted six points on two shots from beyond the arc during the run.
The Wolfpack took a 41-26 lead into the break with Evtimov leading the way
with 11 points. As a team, North Carolina State drilled eight three-pointers
on 18 attempts.
North Carolina State opened the second half with a 17-6 run that was capped
off with Evitmov converting a layup and the foul shot to give the Wolfpack a
58-32 lead with 14:44 to play.
Evitmov sunk a trey with around eight minutes left in the second half, giving
the Wolfpack a 30-point lead at 72-42.
North Carolina State outscored the Bulldogs 45-30 in the final 20 minutes.
The Wolfpack have held six opponents this season to fewer than 60
points…Atsur ended the game with 11 points and nine assists…NC State
outrebounded the Bulldogs, 38-31…UNC-Asheville shot 36.5 percent…Cedric
Simmons scored 10 points for NC State…UNC-Asheville head coach Eddie
Biedenbach played and coached at NC State. He was an assistant at the school
from 1970-78 and 1993-96.