Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
Tip-Off: 1:00 p.m.
Radio: Airtime begins @ 12:30 PM on the Wolfpack Radio Network
NC State Information
Virginia Tech Information
Probable NC State Starters
F 40 Andrew Brackman F 13 Cameron Bennerman C 33 Cedric Simmons G 14 Engin Atsur G 22 Tony Bethel
Probable Virginia Tech Starters
G 01 Zabian Dowdell G 22 Jamon Gordon F 13 Deron Washington F 11 Wynton Witherspoon F 40 A.D. Vassallo
Players to Watch
Cedric Simmons -- With Evtimov likely sidelined, NC State must get a huge game from Simmons. The sophomore center needs to stay out of foul trouble and be a presence in the paint for the Wolfpack.
Coleman Collins -- Collins has been dealing with personal issues during the conference season, and he is back playing for the Hokies. Last year he had an outstanding game against the Wolfpack in Blacksburg. Will he repeat that performance?
Herb Sendek Audio + Quotes
"I really don't have a lot of information to share. We are going to continue to evaluate his status and progress. Even the doctors can't pinpoint and give us any definitive terms and timetable."
"He probably won't play. I haven't seen him today. I don't anticipate all that much change. A lot of this is going to be a function of how Ilian feels."
"He doesn't have a fracture, which obviously would put him categorically out for probably the remainder of the season. So that was good news."
"We are most more optomistic than the extended period. But for me to tell you how he's going to feel today or tomorrow, that's just impossible for me to predict."
"We have had this kind of challenge here before."
"I think Cam has had a really good season. He certainly has elevated his level of play. We come to rely on him a great deal."
"He's a very nice person. He is relatively soft-spoken, but somebody who really loves the game of basketball."
"He's an incredible athlete. He has unbelievable gifts. He's certainly dazzled us on many occasions throughout his career with spectacular plays that only a great athlete can make."
"We have a lot of respect for Coach Greenberg, his staff, and their program."
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Collins ... Gordon
Washington ... Dowdell
Sailes ... Vassallo