Tip-Off: 3:00 p.m.
Television: Fox Sports South
Radio: Airtime begins @ 2:30 PM on the Wolfpack Radio Network
NC State Information
West Virginia Information
NC State Projected Starting Line-up
No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Cl. Statistics 21 Levi Watkins F 6-8 235 Sr. 5.2 ppg, 2.3 rpg 24 Julius Hodge F 6-7 205 Sr. 19.2 ppg, 6.8 rpg 32 Jordan Collins C 6-10 242 Sr. 7.7 ppg, 2.9 rpg 14 Engin Atsur G 6-3 200 So. 7.6 ppg, 2.7 rpg 22 Tony Bethel G 6-2 178 Jr. 7.6 ppg, 4.2 rpgWest Virginia Projected Starting Line-up
No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Cl. Statistics 4 Tyrone Sally F 6-7 210 Sr. 13.2 ppg, 4.3 rpg 20 Mike Gansey F 6-4 205 Jr. 12.4 ppg, 6.0 rpg 40 D'or Fischer C 6-11 255 Sr. 9.7 ppg, 4.8 rpg 5 Johannes Herber G 6-6 215 Jr. 9.2 ppg, 3.8 rpg 1 J.D. Collins G 5-10 180 Jr. 3.3 ppg, 2.8 apg
Off The Bench No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Cl. Statistics 3 Patrick Beilein G 6-4 205 Jr. 10.2 ppg, 2.3 rpg 34 Kevin Pittsnogle F 6-11 250 Jr. 9.7 ppg, 2.6 rpg 14 Darris Nichols G 6-2 180 Fr. 5.0 ppg, 2.4 apg 21 Frank Young F 6-5 220 So. 2.0 ppg, 1.3 rpg 2 Brad Byerson F 6-7 250 Fr. 1.5 ppg, 1.5 rpg 11 Duriel Price G 6-0 175 Sr. 1.3 ppg, 0.0 rpg 31 Luke Bonner C 7-0 240 Fr. 0.7 ppg, 1.7 rpg
Players to Watch
Julius Hodge -- NC State senior didn't take the St. John's loss too well and he'll look to rebound against West Virginia.
Tyrone Sally -- Sally leads West Virginia in scoring, averaging 13.2 points per game. He's an explosive wing who excels in transition and is a terrific defender.
NC State Notes
The Pack's three-point field goal percentage (8%), 10 first-half points and two total assists were all lows under Herb Sendek.
Julius Hodge scored 19 points in the contest (with 17 coming in the second half) and Engin Atsür scored one basket, but the rest of the Wolfpack starters were held scoreless. Cameron Bennerman scored eight points off the bench, while Gavin Grant chipped in seven.
It marked the first time NC State had played four regular season games away from home since 1995-96. NC State will play just one home contest before heading to Miami next weekend to open its ACC schedule against the Hurricanes.
The Pack's eight-game home streak to open the season was the longest since 1949-50, the first year that NC S t a t e played in Reynolds Coliseum. That year, Everett Case's squad played its first 10 games at home en route to a 27-6 season and a Southern Conference Championship.
West Virginia Notes
He upped his season average to 10.2 points per game and averaged 11.0 points in BIG EAST competition. Sally also shot 52.9 percent from the floor in BIG EAST games.
Sally started the 2004-05 season right where he left off last year with 16 points and nine rebounds in 36 minutes of action against Saint Peter's. He had 15 points and three blocks against Duquesne and a game-high 22 points at LSU. Sally had 13 points against Radford, 17 against St. Bonaventure and 17 against Coppin State.
Sally is the most experienced player on this year's squad, having played in 96 career games, starting 69 of those contests.
Fischer had a memorable debut in his first game as a Mountaineer. The 6-11 center set a then-school record with eight blocked shots against James Madison. He also added 14 points in 26 minutes off the bench against the Dukes.
Fischer broke Marcus Goree's record of seven blocks against Robert Morris and Bowling Green in 1999. He tied his then-school record with eight blocks against B.C.
Fischer then broke his own school record with nine blocks in the NIT game against Rhode Island. He almost had a tripledouble, finishing with 11 points and nine rebounds. If so, Fischer would have had just the fifth triple-double in school history and the first since 1975.