1983 National Championship vs Houston - The airball that won it all
1974 Final Four vs UCLA - Ending a 7yr run
1983 First Round vs Pepperdine - Cinderella run begins
2015 Round of 32 vs Villanova - Upsetting the 1 Seed
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1983 National Championship
The airball that won it all
NC State vs Houston
54 - 52
4 April, 1983
Behind 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.
1974 Final Four
Ending a 7yr run
NC State vs UCLA
80 - 77
23 April, 1974
Facing 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.
1983 First Round
Cinderella run begins
NC State vs Pepperdine
69 - 67
18 March, 1983
Losing 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.
2015 Round of 32
Upsetting the 1 Seed
NC State vs Villanova
71 - 68
21 March, 2015
The 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