The NC State Wolfpack begins the 2004-05 basketball season tonight in an exhibition matchup against the Fayetteville State Broncos.
RBC Center in Raleigh, N.C.
Tip-Off: 7:30 p.m.
Radio: Airtime begins @ 7 PM on the Wolfpack Radio Network
NC State Information
Fayetteville State Information
Fayetteville Observer: Broncos Goal: To be Competitive
NC State Projected Starting Line-up
G Tony Bethel
G Engin Atsur
G Julius Hodge
F Levin Watkins
F Jordan Collins
Fayetteville State Projected Starting Line-up
G Tyreece Brown
G Donell Williams
G Demarkus Bowden
F Karon Washington
F Brad Deshazor
Players to Watch
Julius Hodge-- Wolfpack guard kicks off what should be a strong senior season tonight against the Broncos. He'll look to get involved early and put on a show for the Wolfpack fans in attendance.
Donell Williams -- "L.A.," as Williams is called by Bronco fans, is a preseason All-CIAA pick after averaging more than 17 points per game his junior year. He's a great shooter and passer, and teams with Terrence Brown to form what's probably the CIAA's top backcourt.
Fayetteville State is the preseason favorite to win the CIAA's Western Division. The Broncos finished last season 18-11 and return three starters from the 2003-04 squad.
Ilian Evtimov will not play for the Wolfpack. The red-shirt junior is still recovering from offseason knee surgery.
NC State enters the season ranked #19 in the Associated Press Men's Basketball Poll.
This is NC State's first exhibition game of the season. The Wolfpack will also face St. Augustine's on November 9th before starting the season in the BCA Invitational held at the RBC Center.
Freshmen Andrew Brackman and Cedric Simmons should receive plenty of playing time tonight with Evtimov not able to play.
Tickets are being sold for $10 at the door.