Sneakers: adidas Top Ten 2000
Year: 1997

By the late '90s NC State wasn't the power it had been in the Valvano era, but guards Ishua Benjamin and Clint Harrison still got some good shoes. And maybe that helped them in the ACC tourney, as the 8-seed Wolfpack upset No. 1 Duke in the quarters, making it all the way to the final, where they lost to their powder blue interstate rivals.