Tip-Off: 9:00 p.m.
Radio: Airtime begins @ 8:30 PM on the Wolfpack Radio Network
NC State Information
NC State Projected Starting Line-up
G Tony Bethel
G Engin Atsur
G Julius Hodge
F Levin Watkins
F Jordan Collins
Louisiana-Lafayette Projected Starting Line-up
F Spencer Ford
F Brian Hamilton
C Chris Cameron
G Dwayne Mitchell
G Tiras Wade
Players to Watch
Julius Hodge -- Wolfpack senior guard is coming off perhaps his best game of the season against Liberty and will look to get going again tonight.
Tiras Wade -- Wade leads the Cajuns in scoring, averaging 17 points per game while also adding 5.3 rebounds per game. He's an explosive scorer who can put points on the board in a variety of ways.
Greene was kneed in his lower right leg last Saturday in the Cajuns game against No. 2 Kansas and was forced to leave the game during the nine-minute mark of the first half. An X-Ray on Monday revealed that Greene suffered a fracture in his lower right leg and would be out of action indefinitely. It's still too early to tell, but the senior guard from Gainesville, Fla., could miss from up to four weeks or possibly the rest of the season.
Through seven games this season, Greene was averaging 13.1 points, 3.9 assists and ranked fifth in the country avearging 3.8 steals per game prior to the Kansas game.
The Wolfpack and the Ragin' Cajuns played a pretty close game last season in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in Orlando, Fla., with the Pack winning 61-52. State led by just four points (27-23) at the halftime break, but the Cajuns cut that lead to seven points with just under two minutes to go in the game. The Pack used a 15-17 second-half free throw performance to seal the victory.
The Pack's five turnovers in the win over Liberty tied for the sixth-lowest total in school history. It was the lowest single-game total since the 1996- 97 campaign, when State had three against North Carolina and against Clemson.