by Mike Potter
Fresh off its rout of Illinois in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, N.C. State returns home for another big challenge on Sunday at 2.
Kellie Harper’s Wolfpack beat USC 59-53 on the road last year in the teams’ first meeting.
This is the Trojans’ second trip to North Carolina this season, as USC lost at Duke 75-50 on Nov. 15 at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
The contest will have a Beach Day promotion, with fans encouraged to dress in Hawaiian style or beach wear.
The Wolfpack’s next game after Sunday will be on Dec. 12 at South Carolina.
N.C. State vs. Southern California
[Sunday, 2 p.m., Reynolds Coliseum]
Audio: WKNC-FM 88.1.
Records: NCSU 4-4; USC: 4-3.
Coaches’ records — NCSU: Kellie Harper 121-83, 24-18 at NCSU; USC: Michael Cooper 23-15 at USC.
Leading scorers — NCSU: Bonae Holston 14.1; USC: Briana Gilbreath 13.6.
Leading rebounders — NCSU: Bonae Holston 9.1; USC: Christina Marinacci 9.7.
Assist leaders — NCSU: Amber White 3.5; USC: Ashley Corral 3.9.