Lorenzo Brown hit three free throws in the final 10.6 seconds and N.C. State returned to the round of 16 with a 66-63 upset of third-seeded Georgetown in the NCAA tournament on Sunday. The Wolfpack (24-12) will play Purdue or Kansas on Friday.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — After he made the free throws to clinch N.C. State's spot in the round of 16, sophomore guard Lorenzo Brown clenched both of fists, looked over to the Wolfpack fans behind press row and screamed:
As the seconds melted off the clock, and Jason Clark's last-second shot fell short for Georgetown, 11th-seeded N.C. State had every reason to celebrate Sunday's 66-63 over the third-seeded Hoyas in the third round of the NCAA tournament.
The No. 11-seed N.C. State Wolfpack and No. 3-sed Georgetown Hoyas will go at it on Sunday in Columbus. Mark Gottfried and C.J. Leslie speak for the Wolfpack. John Thompson III talks for the Hoyas to the media.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — John Thompson III doesn't remember the last time N.C. State and Georgetown met in the NCAA tournament, but his dad does.
Georgetown, coached by John Thompson, beat N.C. State, 69-61 in the Round of 16 in the 1989 NCAA tournament. Wolfpack guard Chris Corchiani was called for a travel with 1:47 left in the game, which was the second game the Hoyas won in that tournament which included a controversial finish.
Georgetown, the No. 1 seed in the East, beat 16th-seeded Princeton in the first round in '89 when Alonzo Mourning blocked a shot by Princeton guard Bob Scrabis at the buzzer.
Today is National Signing Day, when high school athletes from fall sports make their official commitments to college teams.
While several high school seniors who play Olympic sports are signing as well, much of the emphasis for many schools is placed on football programs.
Locally, offensive lineman William Heine of East Chapel Hill has committed to Georgetown and Chapel Hill's R.J. Quick has signed on for Winston-Salem State.
Heine, a 6-5, 280-pound senior played at right tackle for East, helping to protect record-setting QB Drew Davis in coach Bill Renner's "five-wide" offense. Heine will be joining his brother James at Georgetown, who's a pitcher for the Hoyas' baseball team.
Quick, not the biggest Tiger at 5-11, 180 pounds, was still one of the biggest guns as a top receiver for coach Issac Marsh as CHHS went 10-3 last season. He was also one of the quickest, no pun intended, with 4.5 speed.
The University of North Carolina is announcing its commitments — including Phil Williamson of Jordan — from the Class of 2012 this afternoon. See UNC Now (http://blogs.newsobserver.com/uncnow) for the latest on Carolina's recruits, and ACC Now (http://blogs.newsobserver.com/accnow/home) for updates on Duke and N.C. State.
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Georgetown's Hoyas blitzed N.C. State in the second half Sunday and won the Charleston Classic with a 82-67 victory against the Wolfpack at Carolina First Arena.
The 20th-ranked Hoyas (5-0) and Wolfpack (3-1) were tied 37-37 at halftime before Georgetown went on a 19-2 run in the second half that put the game away.
CHAPEL HILL — It wasn’t supposed be this hard for the No. 4-ranked North Carolina men’s soccer team to move past unranked Georgetown in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at Fetzer Field Sunday.
But after the game was declared a tie after two overtime periods, sophomore Alex Walters finally finished off the Hoyas, putting the Heels up 5-4 on penalty kicks.