The NC State Wolfpack begins the 2004-05 basketball season tonight in the BCA Invitational against the University of New Orleans.
RBC Center in Raleigh, N.C.
Tip-Off: 7:00 p.m.
Radio: Airtime begins @ 7 PM on the Wolfpack Radio Network
NC State Information
New Orleans Information
NC State Projected Starting Line-up
G Tony Bethel
G Engin Atsur
G Julius Hodge
F Levin Watkins
F Jordan Collins
New Orleans Projected Starting Line-up
G Bo McCalebb
F Lionel Melvin
C Ben Elias
G Chad Barnes
F Shawn Malloy
Players to Watch
Julius Hodge-- Wolfpack guard kicks off what should be a strong senior season tonight against New Orleans. He'll look to get involved early and put on a show for the Wolfpack fans in attendance.
Bo McCalebb -- McCalebb averaged 18.5 points per game in the two exhibition games for the Privateers. He led New Orleans in scoring last season and was named the Sun Belt Conference Freshman of the Year.
The New Orleans Privateers were 17-14 and 9-6 (2nd) in the Sun Belt's West Division. They are predicted to finish second in the West Division in 2004-05.
Guard Bo McCalebb is the preseason Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year.
The Black Coaches Association (BCA) is a non-profit organization whose primary purpose is to foster the growth and development of minorities at all levels of sport both nationally and internationally. The tournament was not held last year. Colorado State hosted the 2002 event in Fort Collins and won the title, and North Carolina State captured the 2001 event at the RBC Center. East Carolina and Fairleigh Dickinson played in the 2001 event as well.
The winner of this game will play the Farleigh Dickinson-Elon winner Thursday night at 7:00.
BCA Invitational Bracket
New Orleans Head Coach Monte Towe returns to Raleigh. Towe is one of the true Wolfpack legends, and the starting point guard on NC State's 1974 NCAA Championship team.