North Carolina State looks likely to be without one of its top players against Atlantic Coast Conference-leading Miami.
Coach Mark Gottfried sounded doubtful about the point guard's chances of playing for the No. 19 Wolfpack on Saturday against the No. 14 Hurricanes due to a sprained left ankle.
''We'll see how he feels tomorrow,'' Gottfried said Friday. ''The probability in my mind for him to be recovered enough to cut and move and sprint and jump is pretty slim. I think we'll have to prepare as if he's not going to play and then we'll see and go from there.''
Brown was hurt when he stepped on a defender's foot in the first half of Tuesday's loss at Virginia. He didn't return to the game, hasn't practiced since and has been wearing a walking boot.
Brown, a 6-foot-5 junior, is a preseason all-ACC pick averaging 13 points and an ACC-best 6.9 assists per game in his second season as the Wolfpack's full-time point guard. His presence in the backcourt - he's started 59 straight game...