NC State plays its final exhibition game tonight against Mount Olive College.
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
Mount Olive Information
NC State Projected Starting Line-up
G Engin Atsur
G Cameron Bennerman
C Cedric Simmons
F Ilian Evtimov
F Andrew Brackman
Mount Olive Projected Starting Line-up
G Elton Coffield
G Maurice Horton
G Melvin Creddle
G Victor Young
C Antoine Griffin
Players to Watch
Andrew Brackman -- After gaining thirty pounds in the offseason, Brackman is physically stronger and poised to have a huge sophomore season. The 6'10 forward was NC State's leading scorer last week against Guelph.
Elton Coffield -- Coffield was Mount Olive's leading scorer last year, averaging 17.6 points per game. He struggled in their first exhibition, connecting on just 2-of-9 shots for 10 points against UNC-W.
Mount Olive experienced its most-successful men's season a year ago. The Trojans tied Pfeiffer for the Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference regular-season title and eventually emerged the NCAA Division II East Regional champions. They lost to national runner-up Bryant University in the Elite Eight.
Coffield was selected as the Preseason Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference Player of the Year.
Mount Olive earned its second national top 10 preseason ranking as the Trojans are picked No. 7 in the 2005-06 Division II Bulletin Preseason Men's Basketball Top 25.
Tony Bethel is not expected to play for the Wolfpack. The redshirt senior is still recovering from a lingering groin injury.
NC State enters the season unranked in both polls.
This is NC State's final exhibition game of the season. NC State will begin its regular season with the three-day Hispanic College Fund Classic November 18-20 at the RBC Center. NC State will face Stetson, The Citadel and Delaware that weekend.
There are still a limited number of season tickets available for the 2005-06 campaign. Tickets can be purchased by calling the ticket office (919-865-1510).
Tickets are being sold for $10 at the door.