Wolfpack, Phoenix Battle in BCA Semifinals

NC State (1-0) looks to advance to the finals of the BCA Invitational tonight as they face the Elon Phoenix (1-0) at 7:00.

Location: RBC Center in Raleigh, N.C.

Tip-Off: 7:00 p.m.

Television: None

Radio: Airtime begins @ 7 PM on the Wolfpack Radio Network

NC State Information

  • Roster
  • Schedule

    New Orleans Information

  • Roster
  • Schedule
  • Coaching Staff
  • Elon Preview

    NC State Projected Starting Line-up

    G Tony Bethel
    G Engin Atsur
    G Julius Hodge
    F Levin Watkins
    F Jordan Collins

    Elon Projected Starting Line-up

    G Le'Vonn Jordan
    G Scottie Rice
    G Steve Harvin
    F Colin Wyatt
    F Jackson Atoyebi

    Players to Watch

    NC State
    Jordan Collins -- Wolfpack center had 17 points in the opener on six of seven shooting from the field. If Collins can be a force in the paint it will only open the outside for Wolfpack shooters.

    New Orleans
    Jackson Atoyebi -- Physical forward paced Elon in their opening win with 20 points. He's a presence in the paint and although he's undersized Atoyebi is very productive.

    Additional Notes

  • The Elon Phoenix finished 12-18 under first-year head coach Ernie Nestor last season. The Phoenix will return nine lettermen, including eight who have appeared in the starting lineup at least once in their career.

  • Forward Jackson Atoyebi was a first-team All-Conference performer last season after averaging 16.1 points and 17.8 rebounds.

  • Elon freshman Simon Harris is the son of Wolfpack assistant coach Larry Harris.

  • Sophomore Chris Chalko came off the bench to provide a spark for the Phoenix. Chalko connected on seven of nine field goals from the field for 17 points in just 17 minutes of action.

  • BCA Invitational Bracket

  • The winner will play the Oregon State/ECU winner Friday night in the BCA Invitational championship game at 7:30 PM.


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