RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Myisha Hines-Allen had 17 points and 12 rebounds to help No. 3 Louisville beat North Carolina State 55-47 on Sunday.
Asia Durr also scored 17 points for the Cardinals (16-0, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), who set a program record for most consecutive wins to start a season. With its 16th consecutive victory, Louisville tied the 2013-14 team for the longest winning streak in program history.
Louisville began the game on a 26-1 run as N.C. State missed its first 24 shots from the field. The Cardinals led 41-18 midway through the third quarter and held on after their lead was trimmed to 47-43 late in the fourth.
Kiara Leslie scored 18 points to lead N.C. State (12-3, 1-1). Kaila Ealey added 11 points for the Wolfpack, who trailed 28-12 at halftime.
N.C. State was scoreless from the floor until Armani Hawkins made a 3-pointer with 4:49 remaining in the second quarter.
Louisville: Picked during the preseason to finish second in the conference, the Cardinals are off to a great start. They have opened ACC play with road wins against two solid teams, putting them in good position for their upcoming homestand.
N.C. State: The Wolfpack won all three of their games against top-10 foes last season, including one at Louisville on Feb. 2, but their comeback came up short in this one. N.C. State’s 12 points in the first half were one more than the fewest in program history.
Louisville hosts No. 14 Duke on Thursday night in the first of three consecutive league games at home.