Relive four of the greatest moments in NC State basketball history. Each set comes with four laser-etched coasters depicting these historic plays:
1983 National Championship, The Airball That Won It All
1983 Round of 64
Sending it to Double OT, Cinderella Run Begins
1974 National Semifinals, Ending UCLA's 7 Year Run
2015 Round of 32, Upsetting the 1 Seed
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1983 National Championship
The Airball That Won It All
#6 NC State vs #1 Houston
54 - 52
The Pit, Albuquerque, New MexicoBehind Coach Jimmy V, the cinderella story was complete. Lorenzo Charles converted Whittenburg's off-line desperation 3pt shot into a decisive dunk as sixth seeded NC State upset #1 overall Houston. The Cougars, nicknamed "Phi Slama Jama", featured future NBA HOF'ers Clyde Drexler and Hakeem Olajuwon.
1983 Round of 64
Sending it to Double OT - Cinderella Run Begins
#6 NC State vs #11 Pepperdine
69 - 67
Gill Coliseum, Corvallis, OregonLosing with 5 seconds left in OT, a 1st round exit to 11 seeded Pepperdine was threatening. Whittenburg missed the FT but impending doom to turned to heroics as McQueen snatched the offensive rebound and scored the tying shot to send the game into 2OT. NC State would win and continue their 1983 cinderella run.
1974 National Semifinals
Ending UCLA's 7 Year Run
#1 NC State vs #1 UCLA
80 - 77
Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NCFacing Bill Walton and UCLA in the Final Four, N.C. State erased a seven-point deficit in Double OT behind David Thompson's 28 points to halt UCLA's string of seven consecutive championships, ending the Bruins' 38-game playoff winning streak. N.C. State would move on to beat Marquette to claim their title.
2015 Round of 32
Upsetting the 1 Seed
#8 NC State vs #1 Villanova
71 - 68
PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, PAThe 2015 season had fantastic highs including beating #2 Duke, #9 Louisville, and #15 UNC. Their giant-killer mentality was clear in their matchup against #1 seeded Villanova as Barber's clutch FTs made it a two possesion game with 14 seconds left as the Wolfpack would reach the Sweet Sixteen