- Shot Charts
- AP Gallery
Marcus Melvin scored 20 points and grabbed 9 rebounds to lead NC State to a 61-52 victory over UL-Lafayette in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Julius Hodge added 14 points and 10 rebounds while freshman Engin Atsur hit two huge jumpshots late in the game for the Wolfpack.
No. 3 seed NC State next faces Vanderbilt or Western Michigan Sunday afternoon in the second round of the Phoenix Regional. The official time will be decided later today by the NCAA, but is going to be either at 12:15 PM or 2:45 PM.
North Carolina State's Levi Watkins, right, knocks the ball away from Louisiana Lafayette defenders Laurie Bridges, left, and Orien Greene (5) during the first half of their NCAA first-round game Friday afternoon March 19, 2004 in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Scott Audette)