TAG: N.C. State

College / Mar 27, 2014 / 3:00 pm

The 10 Best Celebrations In NCAA Tournament History

Kevin Canevari

Kevin Canevari (Bob Donnan/USA TODAY Sports)

The NCAA tournament is memorable for many reasons. From the upsets to the champions, it’s the time when just about anything can happen. Part of the excitement is what happens after the game–the pure and absolutely candid reactions of these players–college students, sharing their enjoyment on the court together. Below are the top ten celebrations in Madness history. Read More »

College / Mar 20, 2014 / 4:15 pm

The 10 Biggest Upsets in NCAA Tournament History

Missouri

This is why we watch.

The Madness received its nickname from the craziness that surrounds the NCAA tournament. While millions of confident fans predict brackets, there are almost always multiple cross-outs and red “Xs” by the tournament’s end (and usually well before). These are due to the numerous upsets that occur in the tournament each year. Underdogs beat favorites and even become “Cinderella” stories on some occasions, making for some of the most memorable sports moments of all time. Read More »

Video / Mar 20, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Top 10 NCAA Tournament Buzzer-Beaters of All Time

Valparaiso

The Madness is officially underway. The first round–or “First Four”–is done and over with and we now have a set field of 64 teams who one way or another have proven they are worthy to be part of the NCAA tournament.

It’s every basketball fan’s dream to hit a shot as the clock ticks down to zero. Just look at any kid playing in their driveway or a park and you’ll hear a kid counting down as they dribble “three…two…one” and then launch a shot and once it’s through the net, the mock celebration begins. Read More »

College / Mar 18, 2014 / 4:30 pm

NCAA Tournament: Midwest Region Preview

T.J. Warren

T.J. Warren (Charles LeClaire/USA TODAY Sports)

The Midwest region is, without a doubt, the toughest region in the 2014 NCAA tournament. Three of the four teams that made the Final Four last year have been placed in the Midwest. Wichita State, Michigan and Louisville are seeded No. 1, 2 and 4 in the region, with the three seed being the Duke Blue Devils. Read More »

College / Feb 27, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Which Game-Winner Was Better: Marcus Paige Or Glenn Robinson III?

Michigan Wolverines

Michigan Wolverines (Brian Spurlock/USA TODAY Sports)

In yesterday’s wild night of college basketball, we didn’t see just one last-second game-winner. We saw two, with both of them coming in the lane… in rivalry games… on the road. Impressive. At Purdue, No. 16 Michigan escaped in OT after sophomore NBA prospect Glenn Robinson III scored at the buzzer on a leaning, floating shot off the glass. Read More »

College, NBA Draft / Jun 27, 2013 / 4:30 pm

Dime Q&A: N.C. State Stars Lorenzo Brown & Richard Howell Dish On Being Underrated

Lorenzo Brown

Lorenzo Brown (photo. NC State Media Relations)

North Carolina State’s Lorenzo Brown is among the top-rated point guards in this year’s NBA Draft. That’s not a debate. At 6-5, the slick ballhandler and passer offers NBA teams an intriguing blend of point guard skills and size. Read More »

College, NBA Draft, Overseas / Jan 30, 2013 / 4:30 pm

Fast 5: Tracking This Year’s NBA Draft Class, Vol. 9

Richard Howell

Richard Howell (photo. NC State Athletic Media Relations/Mark McIntyre)

Each Wednesday, we’ll be assessing how the top prospects of the 2013 NBA Draft are faring in college and overseas. Stick with us each week for assorted thoughts, including the biggest risers and fallers, the standouts, the sleepers and what we know and don’t know about the next NBA Draft class… Read More »

Smack / Jan 30, 2013 / 1:08 am

LaMarcus Aldridge Beats Dallas At The Buzzer; Brandon Jennings Lights Up Detroit

LaMarcus Aldridge

LaMarcus Aldridge (photo. Hance Taplin)

In April, the Mavs might look back and admit this was the night their season died. Up 21, they blew the lead and then lost after a flurry of insanity doomed them. First, Nic Batum made a completely ridiculous three-pointer to tie it up (dude hadn’t made anything all night). Read More »

Smack / Jan 27, 2013 / 12:44 am

Jrue Holiday Destroys The Knicks; Kyrie Irving Breaks Toronto’s Heart

Jrue Holiday

Jrue Holiday (photo. Nicky Woo)

The NBA All-Star Game is a showcase normally reserved for the great players who actually win games, and yet we haven’t heard one complaint about how Jrue Holiday is going to Houston next month. He’s been so good this season (remember, this cat is still only 22 years old) that everyone forgets his team kind of sucks. In a 17-point beating of New York, Holiday had 31 points at the end of the third quarter, finishing with a career-high 35. Read More »

College / Jan 13, 2013 / 11:26 am

How C.J. Leslie Saved a Wheelchair Court Stormer After N.C. State Upset Duke

n.c. state beats duke

Apparently, there is nothing that N.C. State’s C.J. Leslie can’t do. Not only was he a monster in his team’s 84-76 upset victory over No. 1 Duke yesterday (racking up 25 points in the process), but he also saved the life of a wheelchair-bound fan who stormed the court as the final buzzer sounded. Read More »