Tuesday , Feb , 01 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Wolfpack forward Watkins out with injury

Raleigh, NC (Sports Network) – North Carolina State forward Levi Watkins is
expected to miss at least four weeks with a sprained right knee.

The 6-8 senior, who missed most of his freshman season with a torn left
anterior cruciate ligament, apparently sprained his medial collateral ligament
during a recent practice.

Watkins has posted averages of 4.7 points and 13.3 minutes in 18 games this
season — 12 as a starter.

The Wolfpack (13-7, 3-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) are already without the
team’s second-leading scorer, Cameron Bennerman. Bennerman, who is averaging
10.3 points an outing, suffered a sprained elbow in practice about two weeks
ago and has not played since.

North Carolina State will visit No. 2 North Carolina on Thursday.