RALEIGH, North Carolina (Ticker) -- Khadijah Whittington and
some suffocating defense carried North Carolina State (No. 25 ESPN/USA Today; No. 23 AP) to
an impressive victory in its season opener.
Whittington scored 21 points and grabbed 16 rebounds and the
Wolfpack defense forced 35 turnovers en route to a 76-46 triumph
over UNC Greensboro.A sophomore forward, Whittington made 5-of-14 shots from the
floor and 11-of-16 from the line. She also grabbed eight
offensive rebounds and added four steals, two assists and two
blocks.Tiffany Stansbury added 15 points and eight rebounds and Keisha
Brown chipped in 10 points off the bench for North Carolina
State, which shot under 40 percent (27-of-69) from the floor,
including just 3-of-18 from the arc.Jasmine Byrd was the high scorer for UNC Greensboro (0-1) with
12 points. Kemena Brooks added 10 off the bench for the
Spartans, who shot just 35 percent (18-of-51) from the field and
missed 11-of-19 free throws.