RALEIGH — After UNC Greensboro called its third second-half timeout in a futile effort to stop N.C. State's momentum, Wolfpack seniors Ben McCauley and Courtney Fells met at mid-court for a leaping chest bump.
There was plenty of reason to celebrate. N.C. State started slow while winning its first two games against New Orleans and High Point, but now has consecutive wins of more than 25 points after a 79-52 decision on Sunday at the RBC Center.
Fells scored many of his 22 points on slashing moves to the basket. McCauley hunkered down in the low post for most of his 17 points, but also scored two breakaway baskets after making steals. McCauley also grabbed 15 rebounds for his second consecutive double-double.
Tracy Smith, McCauley's backup, added 14 points and scored eight of N.C. State's points in a row at one point in the first half to help the Wolfpack take control of the game.
Next up for N.C. State (4-0) is a meeting with another Southern Conference opponent, Davidson, at noon Saturday at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte.
UNC Greensboro (1-4) was led by Kendall Toney's 16 points.