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Gravley: Familiar floor, familiar foe for NC State

NCSU practice in SyracuseThe scene and the team are nothing new to NC State as they prepare to meet Louisville in the Sweet 16.

Just another ACC game when Wolfpack meets Cards? Nope

NCSU practice in SyracuseAt first glance, it seems like just another Atlantic Coast Conference game -- North Carolina State vs. Louisville.

Pack practices in Syracuse

NCSU practice in SyracuseThe Wolfpack got their work in Thursday afternoon before their Friday game against Louisville.

Rookie Abu takes another step forward for Wolfpack in NCAAs

NC State, PittsburghNorth Carolina State freshman Abdul-Malik Abu looks at ease and has been a major factor in the eighth-seeded Wolfpack's push to the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16.

Lacey: We feed on proving doubters wrong

Trevor LaceyTrevor Lacey said his young Wolfpack teammates owe it to the fans and the program to fight hard every night.

Gravley: Making a #STATEMENT and PACKing for the Sweet 16

NCAA NC State Villanova BasketballFor the second time in four years under Mark Gottfried, NC State heads to the Sweet 16.

First No. 1 topples: Somebody up there likes the Wolfpack

NCAA NC State Villanova BasketballSomebody up there likes North Carolina State.

RAW: Wolfpack celebrates advance to Sweet 16

Bell Tower celebrationWolfpack players and coaches hollered and hugged on the way to the locker room after their victory over Villanova.

NC State in Sweet 16 with 71-68 stunner over No. 1 Villanova

Bell Tower celebrationThe rims seemed tight. So did Villanova.

Nova, NC State try to recapture 1980s championship feeling

NCAA LSU NC State BasketballThey are the plays that truly put the madness in March.

Coach, players react to Abu's performance

Mark GottfriedMark Gottfried and the NC State team react to Abdul-Malik Abu double-digit game Thursday night in Pittsburgh.

AD, coach aligned in NC State success

UNC 81, NC State 79"Strength of schedule" is an important metric for comparing within and among the 347 men's college basketball teams in Division I. It's a mark of pride for North Carolina State University that their 2014-15 schedule ranked as the sixth-toughest in the country.

Pack needs Lacey to relocate his shot fast

Duke, NC StateTrevor Lacey simply has got to turn his shooting touch around and pronto if NC State is going have any sort of realistic chance against top-seed Villanova (33-2) on Saturday.

Anya's last-second leaner lifts NC State past LSU 66-65

APTOPIX NCAA LSU NC State BasketballBeeJay Anya watched his teammates put up all the shots they wanted for more than 39 minutes. Then the burly forward made the only two that mattered in the final 45 seconds.

Pack's win over LSU in 4 Vines

APTOPIX NCAA LSU NC State BasketballNC State pulled off the dramatic second round win over LSU.

NC State students celebrate Anya's last-second make

APTOPIX NCAA LSU NC State BasketballA large group of NC State students celebrated together Thursday night after BeeJay Anya's tip-in pushed the Wolfpack past LSU in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.

Abu: It's a dream come true

Abu: It's a dream come trueAdvancing in the NCAA Tournament is the realization of a childhood dream for Abdul-Malik Abu.

Gottfried: Proud players never gave up

Gottfried: Proud players never gave upThe Wolfpack gave themselves a chance to win and never got discouraged, even when they trailed, coach Mark Gottfried said.

Barber: Defense made the difference

Barber: Defense made the differencePoint guard Cat Barber says NC State stepped up on defense in the second half to close the gap on LSU.

Turner: 'We'll take it'

Surprised Pack: 'We'll take it'BeeJay Anya was the unexpected hero of the NC State win Thursday night over LSU.

Anya: Last-second shot a confidence builder

Anya: Last-second shot a confidence builderBeeJay Anya says winning in the way they did Thursday builds confidence for the Wolfpack when they face Villanova on Saturday.

Chris Jr. continues Corchiani tradition at NCSU

NC State pulls away from Virginia Tech in 69-53 winIt is hard to be a walk-on in men's college basketball, with few playing minutes in which to make an impact. It's even more difficult to walk to the team at N.C. State with the name Corchiani.

Ralston Turner faces old club as NC State battles LSU

ACC Pittsburgh NC State BasketballAfter winning 10 games in the unpredictable ACC, the eighth-seeded North Carolina State Wolfpack begin NCAA Tournament play Thursday night when they take on the LSU Tigers at Consol Energy Center.

Veteran NC State faces test against rebuilt LSU

NC State, PittsburghRalston Turner needed a change. The coach who recruited him to LSU was gone. The one coming in was friendly but hardly a friend.

Pack enjoys leisurely prep for LSU

Pack enjoy leisurely prep for LSUThe 'First Four' is exciting, but NC State has had a less hectic week preparing to begin NCAA play on Thursday in Pittsburgh.

Feds investigate Medicaid billing, cars of former NC State football player

WRAL InvestigatesFederal investigators are looking closely at the assets of a Raleigh man linked both to the North Carolina State University football program and to a company suspected of Medicaid fraud.

NC State faces some known quantities in LSU

NC State, PittsburghHow good is LSU? They lost to Kentucky by 2 with a final shot to tie or win the game. That's the video the State staff is showing their players.

Gottfried: We can get a whole lot better

Duke, NC StateNC State men's basketball coach Mark Gottfried said family vacations to the Final Four as a coach's kid formed his experience of the NCAA Tournament as "the greatest show on earth," in an interview Tuesday with Mike Maniscalco and Mark Thomas on Buzz Sports Radio.

Duke snares No. 1 seed; UNC No. 4, NC State No. 8

Duke, NC StateUNC and NC State play back-to-back on Thursday night on TNT and TBS, respectively. Duke tips on WRAL-TV Friday at 9:10 p.m.

Barber cleared to play after neck injury

Duke, NC StateNC State guard Anthony 'Cat' Barber has been cleared to play in the postseason for the Wolfpack after tests on his injured neck came back normal.