Sophomore Chris Washburn scored 20 points to lead four players in double figures as 15th-ranked North Carolina State defeated visiting Furman, 94-56, last night in Raleigh.
Freshman forward Walker Lambiotte had 14 points for the Wolfpack (2-0). Senior guard Ernie Myers and junior forward Bennie Bolton came off the bench to score 11 each as 11 of the Wolfpack's 13 players scored.
"This is the youngest team I've ever coached, but we're going to get better," N.C. State Coach Jim Valvano said. "Your freshmen are going to be up and down. We're a young team -- we're starting three freshmen and a sophomore -- and young teams are going to be up and down."
The Wolfpack had a 14-2 surge that pushed them ahead for good with 15:51 left in the first half. N.C. State increased its margin to 40 points four times in the second half.
The Wolfpack outrebounded Furman, 45-24. Washburn also blocked three shots.
The Paladins (2-1) were led by David Brown with 16 points, and Herman Sims with 10.
"We have to keep a game like this in perspective," Furman Coach Butch Estes said. "N.C. State has a great front line, and we just couldn't match up with inside.