NC State beat UNC to win its first ACC Tournament title since 1987

WASHINGTON — It must be March.

North Carolina State defeated North Carolina 84-76 on Saturday night to steal a spot in the NCAA Tournament on Selection Sunday.

The Wolfpack, which had lost seven of its last nine regular-season games, came to Washington as the No. 10 seed in the ACC Tournament, needing to win five games in five days to extend its season. Duke's upset, overtime win over Virginia and smothering of the Tar Heels on Saturday night did just that.

NC State last won the ACC Tournament in 1987 under legendary coach Jim Valvano.

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