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Wolfpack win makes day-long wait worthwhile for fans

Posted January 26, 2013

— North Carolina State University rewarded loyal fans, some of whom spent all day at PNC Arena with a win Saturday night over the visiting Tar Heels, 91-83.

Fans braved frigid temperatures and icy Triangle roadways early Saturday to line up for access to ESPN's College GameDay broadcast. GameDay allots a section near the court at one high-profile game each week, and a limited number of fans get to show their school spirit in the background of shots seen on national television. UNC vs. NCSU NC State breaks losing streak in 91-83 win over UNC

Fans were featured cheering on NC State head coach Mark Gottfried as he joined host Rece Davis and analysts Jay Bilas, Jalen Rose and Digger Phelps on set Saturday morning. From 11 a.m. to noon, the show was broadcast nationwide on ESPN. 

ESPN's presence served to amplify the already electric atmosphere for Wolfpack fans, who cheered their team to its first victory over the University of North Carolina in 14 tries. North Carolina at N.C. State Inside the Rivalry: NCSU vs. UNC Basketball

Hector Ray is a red-blooded State fan. His wife Sheryl bleeds Carolina blue. With them at the game Saturday were their three children, all of them in blue, too.

"It makes this week fun. It adds a little bit of extra rivalry around the house," he said. 

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The Tar Heels hold an overwhelming advantage (147-76) in the 224 times the teams have met, but that didn't matter Saturday night, as jubilant State fans poured out of PNC Arena.

The Wolfpack (16-4, 5-2 ACC) have beaten both Tobacco Road rivals this year and are ranked 18th in the nation. They have one more shot at UNC, Feb. 23 in Chapel Hill, and at No. 1-ranked Duke University, Feb. 7. 

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  • TruthBKnown Banned Again01 Jan 28, 6:25 a.m.

    Too funny,,,One would think NCSU won a national championship,,,they have defeated a young UNC... View More

    — Posted by tgriffin45

    The best grapes are not the sour ones. You should try the other kind occasionally.

  • FordMan Jan 27, 7:51 p.m.

    THIS WAS THE HEADLINES IN THE NEWS AND OBSERVER ON SATURDAY `S PAPER. They talk those guys up every single year and we beat them every single year. They are the least of our worries. Beat us one year and then they can talk smack. Until then, you can't put them in the mix." - Dexter Strickland

    Today`s paper says WHO IS TALKING NOW ????

    GREAT JOB NCSU . Way to go.

    Mr Strickland please keep saying that Carolina will beat NCSU every year. Just as soon as a team and or player says that THEY WILL LOSE!!!! THATS A GIVEN. PLEASE KEEP SAYING THAT MR STRICKLAND.

    LAUGHING HERE SO HARD AT THE UNC BASKETBALL TEAM !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • jgilchr Jan 27, 6:36 p.m.

    "They talk those guys up every single year and we beat them every single year. They are the least of our worries. Beat us one year and then they can talk smack. Until then, you can't put them in the mix." - Dexter Strickland

    oops

  • swray001 Jan 27, 6:15 p.m.

    Incase some of you people did not notice, State plays with 6 fulltime players;and two subs that played a total of 3 minutes each. It is hard to maintain the high level State plays for forty minutes without rest. I think they have done very well to win 5 Acc games out of seven played.

  • jdpridg Jan 27, 5:04 p.m.

    Too funny,,,One would think NCSU won a national championship,,,they have defeated a young UNC... View More

    — Posted by tgriffin45

    Too funny... Another sore loser whining. If you would have won the game you'd be up here congratulating your team too. I don't know what posts you've been reading, but no one up here acts like they just won a championship. They actually are thankful they got away with a bad second half. If anything, we understand that yesterday's game shows we have a long way to go before we ever consider a championship. I'm glad most UNC fans up here are more like Jgunn and have a little class, not like you.

  • tayled Jan 27, 5:04 p.m.

    Tale of two halves again though. First half, just about the best baksetball I've seen in years from the Pack or anyone else. Could have beaten some NBA teams playing like that. Passing was crisp, shot selection was good, teamwork was excellent.

    Second half: bad passing, poor shot selection. The only thing that saved us was the large lead we built in the first half. We took our foot off the gas and did not attack the basket as we had in the first half.

    The PAck need to keep the film from the first half and remember what it felt like to play at that level and strive to play like that all the time, intensity and teamwork. We'll see how they react vs UVA.

  • Hokies94 Jan 27, 4:31 p.m.

    The Pack fans were as loud as any that I heard lately. It paid dividends for the team too. They need more of this. College game day is a huge boost for teams.

  • tgriffin45 Jan 27, 4:28 p.m.

    Too funny,,,One would think NCSU won a national championship,,,they have defeated a young UNC team,,AND only 2 out of the last 20 games....shows how despertae they are for attention

  • RainierBeer Jan 27, 2:10 p.m.

    Carolina almost got away with it. State's collapse showed how green THEY are. We need to be consistent the whole game. I suspect coach will be working on this. GO PACK!!!!!!

  • randrmomanddad Jan 27, 1:45 p.m.

    Carolina is green...1st half they had stage fright....after the second half they settled down...look for a Carolina blow out at Chapel hill....State is terrible...they didn't! LET Carolina come back, every game this year has been like this.!

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