Dorn, Kapita lead Wolfpack over St. Francis Brooklyn 86-61
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Torin Dorn scored 21 points to help North Carolina State beat St. Francis Brooklyn 86-61 on Sunday.
Ted Kapita added 17 points in his debut for the Wolfpack (2-0), who shot 59 percent.
Abdul-Malik Abu and Dennis Smith Jr. had 12 points apiece for N.C. State, and Terry Henderson scored 11.
Kapita, a freshman from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, sat out the Wolfpack's season-opening win over Georgia Southern on Friday because the NCAA was reviewing his eligibility.
Glenn Sanabria scored 14 points to lead St. Francis (0-1), which trailed 42-31 at halftime. Rasheem Dunn added 12 points and Yunus Hopkinson had 10 points for the Terriers.
St. Francis led 7-4 early, but N.C. State scored on nine of its next 10 possessions during a 19-4 spurt to seize control.
The Wolfpack played without starting swingman Maverick Rowan, who reported feeling concussion-like symptoms after scoring 17 points Friday.
St. Francis: The Terriers played with plenty of effort, as evidenced by the fact that 10 of their first 13 points came after offensive rebounds. They can take solace in the fact that they won't have many games more difficult than this one on their schedule.
N.C. State: The Wolfpack showed why they are a popular choice to be a dangerous team by the end of the season. With the emergence of Kapita, they will have four strong options in the post after Omer Yurtseven becomes eligible next month.
St. Francis: Plays at No. 8 Virginia on Tuesday in a tough game against another Atlantic Coast Conference opponent.
N.C. State: Plays Montana in the Virgin Islands on Friday. It's the first of three games in a four-day stretch for the Wolfpack at the Paradise Jam.