Mar 22, 2024 - News

N.C. State's dream run continues

N.C. State forward Ben Middlebrooks shoots against Robert Jennings of the Texas Tech Red Raiders. Photo: Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images

N.C. State's March magic hasn't worn off yet.

Catch up quick: The 11th-seeded Wolfpack upset No. 6 Texas Tech 80-67 in an NCAA Tournament game that didn't end until well past midnight.

  • State has now won six straight games, going from a team destined to miss the tournament to winning an ACC championship and advancing to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

What's next: Even better, the Wolfpack won't have to face Kentucky next after the Wildcats were upset by 14th-seeded Oakland earlier on Thursday.

  • The Pack will play Oakland on Saturday in Pittsburgh.

Meanwhile in Charlotte, the No. 1 Tar Heels took care of business against 16th-seeded Wagner, winning 90-62.

What's next: It will be a rematch of the 2009 national championship on Saturday, with UNC set to play No. 9 Michigan State after the Spartans defeated No. 8 Mississippi State.

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - MARCH 21: Jae'Lyn Withers #24 of the North Carolina Tar Heels dunks the ball against the Wagner Seahawks during the second half in the first round of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Spectrum Center on March 21, 2024 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images)
UNC forward Jae'Lyn Withers dunks the ball against the Wagner Seahawks in the first round of the NCAA men's basketball tournament. Photo: Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images

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