Earlier today we followed along as some internet detectives tried to figure out which 9 players NC State would suiting up tonight vs St. Louis. According to NC State’s Craig Hammel, they will be without DJ Funderburk, Cam Hayes and Ebe Dowuona.
— Craig Hammel (@Hammel_Craig) December 18, 2020
With both Funderburk and Dowuona out, Manny Bates is going to be asked to play a big role and to stay out of foul trouble. This also may be NC State fans first chance to really see Nick Farrar get some real minutes. He was a big-time scorer in high school and missed the first couple of games this season with an injury. Look for Jaylon Gibson and Shakeel Moore to play larger than normal roles tonight as well.