Round: Championship Game
Game: North Carolina St. vs. Houston
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The 1982-83 NC State team is perhaps the epitome of the Cinderella story. A plucky 6th-seed, the Wolfpack were up against a seemingly insurmountable opponent in Houston, a juggernaut that had won 30 games during the season and featured future NBA Hall of Famers Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler. A brutal offensive game (both teams shot under 40% from the floor) looked like it was headed for overtime as Dereck Whittenburg's desperation three—NOT A THREE, 3-POINT LINE DIDN'T EXIST THEN—fell well short of the rim; however, a heads up play by NC State forward Lorenzo Charles gave his team a National Title and March Madness one of the most famous moments in its history.