Senior guard Nate McMillan scored a career-high 19 points to lead four players in double figures as 15th-ranked North Carolina State defeated Western Carolina, 80-57, in college basketball last night in Raleigh, N.C.
Freshman forward Chucky Brown had 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Wolfpack. Sophomore forward Leroy Gasque led the Catamounts with 19 points and 11 rebounds. It was the season opener for both teams.
*Georgia Tech 119, South Carolina-Aiken 60: John Salley scored 21 points and five teammates were in double figures in Atlanta as the second-ranked Yellow Jackets (1-0) set school records for most points in a game and largest victory margin.
*Northwestern 79, Illinois Wesleyan 62: Shon Morris scored 26 points as the Wildcats won their opener at home.
*Rutgers 78, Fairleigh Dickinson 70: Eric Riggins scored 21 points, including 15 in the second half, and Lloyd Moore added 20 as Craig Littlepage won his debut as coach for the host Scarlet Knights.
*Alabama 82, NW Louisiana 77: Jim Farmer scored a career-high 24 points to lead the Crimson Tide in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
*Clemson 83, Md.-Eastern Shore 57: Junior transfer Larry Middleton scored 24 points and Horace Grant grabbed 15 rebounds as the Tigers won at home.
*Virginia Military 106, Averett 67: Gay Elmore, with 25 points, led five Keydets in double figures in the game in Lexington, Va. VMI is 2-0.
*Nevada-Las Vegas 73, South Carolina 56: Armon Gilliam scored 14 points to lead the 16th-ranked Running Rebels (2-0) over the Gamecocks (0-2) in Las Vegas.
*Virginia Tech 90, Southern California 81: Guard Del Curry scored 21 of his 27 points in the first half as the Hokies (2-1) beat the Trojans (1-1) in Los Angeles.