Georgia Southern at N.C. State

STAFF WRITERDecember 12, 2009 

When: 2 p.m. today

Where: Reynolds Coliseum, Raleigh

Radio: WRAL-101.5

Projected starting lineups

Georgia Southern

G Johntavious Rucker 6.2 ppg, 5.4 rpg

G Willie Powers 14.4 ppg, 3.9 rpg

G Antoine Hanson 13.1 ppg, 1.4 rpg

G Antoine Johnson 8.7 ppg, 1.9 rpg

F Rory Spencer 9.6 ppg, 5.6 rpg

N.C. State

G Javi Gonzalez 10.4 ppg, 4.6 rpg

G C.J. Williams 5.3 ppg, 3.1 rpg

G/F Scott Wood 6.6 ppg, 3.3 rpg

F Dennis Horner 13.7 ppg, 4.3 rpg

F Tracy Smith 17.6 ppg, 10.0 rpg

Records: Georgia Southern 3-6; N.C. State 6-1

Player to watch: Senior guard Farnold Degand returned from a six-game academic suspension to score six points and add two assists in 14 minutes in the Wolfpack's 77-73 win over Marquette. State needs his perimeter scoring to add depth behind starting point guard Javi Gonzalez.

Observation: N.C. State last played Georgia Southern in the 1977-78 season, taking a 98-80 victory.

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