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NC State’s Anya doesn’t travel for game at No. 14 FSU

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CHAPEL HILL, NC - JANUARY 08: BeeJay Anya #21 of the North Carolina State Wolfpack drives against Kennedy Meeks #3 of the North Carolina Tar Heels during the game at the Dean Smith Center on January 8, 2017 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina State senior big man BeeJay Anya didn’t travel for Wednesday night’s game at No. 14 Florida State.

The school announced Anya wouldn’t play in a brief statement released a few hours before tipoff. The release didn’t provide any details why Anya didn’t make the trip, saying only it was a “coach’s decision.”

The 6-foot-9, 320-pound Anya is averaging 3.1 points and 2.7 rebounds, but has had a shrinking role on a struggling team. Anya has played a combined 14 minutes in the past two home losses to Syracuse and Miami, and didn’t play at all at Louisville.

N.C. State (14-10, 3-8 Atlantic Coast Conference) is also without sophomore reserve forward Shaun Kirk due to the school’s concussion protocol.


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