Friday, December 12, 2008

Lowe: Pack's Fells uncertain for Saturday

N.C. State coach Sidney Lowe said Friday that he expects to make a game-day decision on whether to play forward Courtney Fells on Saturday against Winston-Salem State.

Fells suffered a bruised ankle in the Wolfpack’s Dec. 6 loss to Davidson in Charlotte.

“It’s a little more severe than we’d anticipated,” Lowe said.

Lowe does expect Fells (right) to play in Wednesday’s game against rival East Carolina.

Forward Tracy Smith has missed practice for most of this week with an injury to the back of his leg, but will play Saturday, Lowe said.

Point guard Farnold Degand, who played four minutes against Davidson after returning from a knee injury, has been making progress, Lowe said.

“He’s getting better,” Lowe said. “His thing always has been timing and confidence. Not confidence in his ability, but in playing with that brace.”

N.C. State (4-1) meets Winston-Salem State (1-6) at 2 p.m. Saturday at Reynolds Coliseum.

– Ken Tysiac