RALEIGH, N.C. -- Lorenzo Brown scored a career-high 21 points to help North Carolina State beat Elon 82-67 on Friday night.
Scott Wood added 15 points on 5-of-6 3-point shooting for the Wolfpack (5-1), who defeated the Phoenix for the ninth time in a row.
N.C. State outrebounded Elon 49-33 and built a 44-22 advantage on points in the lane.
N.C. State seized control with a 20-2 run in the early minutes. Brown made three baskets and assisted on four others, including two 3-pointers by Wood, as the Wolfpack turned a 5-1 deficit into a 21-7 lead.
Elon shot 1 of 12 from the field and had five turnovers during N.C. State's charge. The Phoenix answered with buckets on four consecutive possessions to draw within 24-17 with 8 minutes left in the half but never got closer.
The Wolfpack led 43-32 at halftime, benefiting from Brown's pace-pushing penetration. N.C. State finished with a 24-9 edge in fast-break points, including a 15-2 advantage in the first half.
N.C. State scored the first five points of the second half and produced a 10-0 run to increase its lead to 65-44 with 11:30 to go.
Brown added a layup during that stretch after chasing down a loose ball that resulted when Leslie tried to lob the ball to himself for a dunk in transition.
Brown limped off the court with 9:44 remaining with a cramp in his left leg, but he returned with 5:25 to play.