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Caron Butler. Richard Midgley. Matt Freije. Names that make N.C. State fans cringe. Names that State's seniors, like Levi Watkins, remember to this day. <p><small><b>Other featured stories for 3/18:</b></small> <li><a href="http://www.charlotte.com/mld/charlotte/sports/11166761.htm" target=blank><b>49ers get a chance to earn respect</b></a>

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"We're in a situation to do something big. But first, Charlotte. We're going to have to play well to win." - Julius Hodge

"I'm going to come out like a mad man." - Charlotte's Eddie Basden

Pack wants to taste sweetness
Austin Johnson * Technician
Caron Butler. Richard Midgley. Matt Freije. Names that make N.C. State fans cringe. Names that State's seniors, like Levi Watkins, remember to this day. They are the names of players who have ended State's last three NCAA tournament runs -- all in the first or second round of the tournament. The team practiced Thursday at the DCU Center in Worcester, Mass. in preparation for its fourth tournament game Friday afternoon. Read More

49ers get a chance to earn respect
Tom Sorenso * Charlotte Observer
Julius Hodge flexes his biceps. "I got some rocks," he says. "You know what I'm talking about." Hodge used to be skinny. But he's a senior now with 205 pounds amassed on his 6-foot-7 frame. Stick him on a weight machine at 9:15 any weekday morning at Charlotte's suburban Ballantyne YMCA, and Hodge will hold his own with many of the housewives. Read More

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Coaches key to NCAA success
Caulton Tudor * News & Observer

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The road to the Sweet 16
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NCAA Audio: NC State Head Coach Herb Sendek
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NCAA Audio: NC State Players
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Staying power is in demand
Chip Alexander * News & Observer

No. 7 Charlotte vs No. 10 N.C. State
Chip Alexander * News & Observer

N.C. State in its first games
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N.C. State seeks to build on late-season run
Khary K. McGhee * Fayetteville (NC) Observer

Pack's Evtimov to face high school friend today
Todd Graff * News & Record

Meeting Again: Baldwin vs. Evtimov
Tommy Bowman * Winston-Salem Journal

Pack, 49ers to square off in round one
Tommy Bowman * Winston-Salem Journal

Charge: Wolfpack picked right time to get it together
John DeLong * Winston-Salem Journal

Hodge puts on show for media
Ken Tysiac * Charlotte Observer

Worcester is home of champions
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Wolfpack may be short two starters
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Seeds mean little when N.C. State, Charlotte meet
Andy Gardiner * USA TODAY

St. John's game haunts Wolfpack
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Evtimov faces an old friend
Bob Sutton * Freedom News Service

Pack wants to taste sweetness
Austin Johnson * Technician

Bethel out, Collins available on 'emergency basis'
Austin Johnson * Technician

NCAA tournament begins today for Pack
Tanner Kroeger * Technician

Skywalker returns to Reynolds
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Atsur Has Big Job Ahead Of Him
Tony Haynes * GoPack.com

Hodge, Pack Look to Survive and Advance in NCAA Tourney
Tony Haynes * GoPack.com

Gary Hahn's NCAA Scouting Report: Charlotte

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NCAA Audio: Charlotte Players
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49ers get a chance to earn respect
Tom Sorenson * Charlotte Observer

Nothing finer for 49ers
Dave Doyle * Boston Globe

Charlotte's Basden Steps Back Into the Limelight
Camille Powell * Washington Post

Niners look to send NC State packing Friday

No. 7 seed 49ers will open NCAA Tournament on a three-game losing streak
Joe Menzer * Winston-Salem Journal

GAME NOTES: #7 Seed Charlotte Faces #10 Seed N.C. State in NCAA First Round
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Q & A With Stephen Tulloch, Part II
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Brandon Costner scores 25 points in State Championship win
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Junior to Watch- CB Donald Manns
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Deacons defeat Mocs
Lorenzo Perez * News & Observer

Opener looks like mismatch for North Carolina
Dan Wiederer * Fayetteville (NC) Observer

Dockery's return bolsters Duke
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