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Women’s Basketball Wins ACC Opener

December 2, 1998

Box Score

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) – Itoro Umoh had 27 points and 10 assists and No. 25 Clemson jumped out to a 20-point halftime lead Wednesday en route to an 88-67 win over 17th-ranked North Carolina State.

Clemson (6-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) got 30 first-half points from Umoh and Natasha Anderson, who finished with 20. The Wolfpack (3-3, 0-1) fell behind by as many as 32 points in the second half.

The Tigers, who outrebounded North Carolina State 43-36, hit 27-of-34 from the foul line.

Umoh, who shot 9-of-10 on free throws and 2-of-3 from 3-point range, recorded her first double-double of the season. Anderson shot 8-of-14 from the field, and Nikki Blassingame pulled in eight rebounds.

Summer Erb paced North Carolina State with 17 points and nine rebounds. Tynesha Lewis also scored 17 and went 3-of-4 from 3-point range.

It was the Tigers’ largest margin of victory over the Wolfpack since the 1990-91 season, when Clemson won 73-40.