Gameday: NC State vs. Mount Olive

NC State plays its final exhibition game tonight against Mount Olive College.

Location: RBC Center in Raleigh, N.C.

Tip-Off: 7:30 p.m.

Television: None

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
    NC State
    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.

    Mount Olive
    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.

    Additional Notes

  • 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.

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