N.C. State at Pittsburgh
When: 8 p.m.
Where: Petersen Events Center, Pittsburgh
TV/Radio: WRAL, 101.5-WRAL
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Projected starting lineups
NC State (10-8, 0-5 ACC)
G Cat Barber 21.8 ppg, 4.7 apg
G Maverick Rowan 13.3 ppg, 3.5 rpg
G Cody Martin 6.0 ppg, 4.6 rpg
F Lennard Freeman 4.4 ppg, 6.6 rpg
F Abdul-Malik Abu 11.7 ppg, 8.6 rpg
Pittsburgh (15-2, 4-1 ACC)
G James Robinson 9.9 ppg, 5.0 apg
G Sterling Smith 6.5 ppg, 4.2 rpg
F Jamel Artis 16.1 ppg, 4.4 rpg
F Michael Young 17.2 ppg, 6.8 rpg
F Rafael Maia 2.9 ppg, 4.9 rpg
The numbers for forward Rafael Maia, a graduate transfer from Brown, don’t look like much but his addition to the lineup has allowed stars Michael Young and Jamel Artis to play their natural positions. Young, who’s probably a “3” in the NBA, has benefitted the most. His scoring average has gone up by more than 4.0 points per game and he no longer has to defend the “5” spot.