It's time for Pack to bring the heat
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    Tough way to win

    N.C. State had nothing to apologize for Friday after advancing to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. <p><small><b>Other featured stories for 3/20:</b></small><li><a href="http://newsobserver.com/sports/story/3435469p-3053718c.html" target=blank><b>It's time for Pack to bring the heat </b></a> <li><a href="http://www.fayettevillenc.com/story.php?Template=columnists&Story=6241521" target=blank><b>Melvin rescues Wolfpack in time of trouble</b></a>

    Quote of the Day: Marcus Melvin - "I never thought the game would be this ugly. There's no way it can be that ugly again."

    Quote of the Day Extra: Vanderbilt's Scott Hundley - "They (NC State) know what we're doing, and we know what they're doing. It's going to be a battle of wills."


    Tough way to win
    Al Featherston * The Herald-Sun
    So what if Wolfpack coach Herb Sendek called his team's 61-52 first-round victory over Louisiana-Lafayette a hockey game? Does it matter that senior Marcus Melvin described it as "an ugly game ... a dogfight"? Read More

    It's time for Pack to bring the heat
    Ned Barnett * News & Observer
    When he arrived here amid clear skies and temperatures in the high 70s, N.C. State coach Herb Sendek quipped, "It's great to be here in Orlando. I just wish the weather could be a little nicer." Maybe he wasn't joking. Read More

    Melvin rescues Wolfpack in time of trouble
    Sammy Batten * Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer
    The chanting was making Marcus Melvin nervous. Melvin was standing at the free-throw line in N.C. State's first-round NCAA tournament game against Louisiana-Lafayette with two shots and 10.5 seconds left to play. The Wolfpack had a comfortable 59-50 lead, but after an afternoon full of frustrations, Melvin wasn't ready to relax. Read More


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