N.C. State

J.P. GiglioMarch 10, 2011 

No. 10 seed

15-15 regular season, 5-11 ACC

vs. no. 7 Maryland, 7 p.m. today, ESPN2, WRAL-101.5

Starting lineup

G Ryan Harrow 9.2 ppg, 3.4 apg

G Lorenzo Brown 9.4 ppg, 3.8 apg

G Scott Wood 9.9 ppg, 2.7 rpg

F C.J. Leslie 11.2 ppg, 7.2 rpg

F Tracy Smith 14.1, 5.6 rpg

Coming in hot: Hot is a relative term when you've lost four of five, but in five career games at the Greensboro Coliseum, Wood has hit 18 of 29 (62 percent) shots from 3-point range.

Number to know: 0-8, Sidney Lowe's record against Maryland, including an 87-80 road loss on Feb. 20.

Contender or pretender: With Tracy Smith's balky knee and the uncertainty of Lowe's future, the stars are not exactly aligned for a 2007-like run for the Wolfpack. The defensive issues that have plagued the team all year make it impossible to piece together more than one win.

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