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Twelve seconds for Julius Hodge!...Wolfpack has a time-out...Herb Sendek lets' him play...Here's the man from Harlem!...Got it!...and the foul!

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"Guys say Julius is 6-7, 205 but did you see Rudy Gay and Ed Nelson go to the floor? Say what you want, but those are two really good players. There's no way I was going to be denied. That's the way NC State has played the last month or so. We haven't been denied and we haven't given up." - Julius Hodge describing his game winning shot

"I'm not saying that the games after this will be easy. Of course, it gets harder as you go along. But mentally, this was the hump we had to get over. Once you get over all the mental stuff, the only thing left to deal with is the physical, and we can handle that." - Cameron Bennerman

"He and I made eye contact and I think we both had the same play in mind." - Herb Sendek and Julius Hodge on the same page

"If you had told me three weeks ago that we were going to lose in the second round of the N.C.A.A. tournament, no matter who we were playing, I wouldn't have believed you." - Connecticut Coach Jim Calhoun



'No one believed'
Luke Winn * SI.com
Julius Hodge was still skipping as he made his way into the DCU Center tunnel, a good 10 minutes after N.C. State upset UConn 65-62 to advance to the Sweet Sixteen. For anyone within earshot, he had this message: "I told ya! I told ya!" Read More

In Fulfilling Promise, Hodge Gains Redemption
John Feinstein * Washington Post
Julius Hodge stood at center court Sunday afternoon, pounding his hand on his chest, screaming at the top of his lungs, his eyes taking in every corner of DCU Center, savoring the moment. This was during player introductions. Read More

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Next Stop... Sweet 16
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PC Audio: Herb Sendek
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Box: NC State-UCONN
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Photo Gallery II: NC State-UCONN
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Photo Gallery I: NC State-UCONN
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Chip Alexander * News & Observer

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Wolfpack getting used to winning
Ned Barnett * News & Observer

Pack catches upset fever
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State gets over mental hurdle
Khary K. McGhee * Fayetteville (NC) Observer

Hodge's shot propels Pack past Huskies, into Sweet 16
Tommy Bowman * Winston-Salem Journal

N.C. State sends UConn packing
Jena Janovy * Charlotte Observer

Pack marches on
Jena Janovy * Charlotte Observer

Pack's Hodge makes every second count
Tom Sorenson * Charlotte Observer

Wolfpack upend Connecticut
Bob Sutton * Freedom News Service

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Todd Graff * Star-News

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Nerves of Steel: Wolfpack freshman pitches up huge 3-pointer
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Hodge leads his Pack
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In Fulfilling Promise, Hodge Gains Redemption
John Feinstein * Washington Post

Who Let the Dogs Out?
Camille Powell * Washington Post

Wolfpack has earned right to howl
Andy Katz * ESPN.com

NC State deserves credit
Dick Vitale * ESPN.COM

Wolfpack take Sendek another step from unemployment line
Jeff Goodman * SportsLine.com

Hodge lifts Pack
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Hodge leads NC State past UConn and into Sweet 16
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Finally! How sweet it is
Austin Johnson * Technician

Class act, big wins
Austin Johnson * Technician

Sweet, sweet victory
Ben McNeely * Technician

How Sweet It Is For Hodge, Pack
Tony Haynes * GoPack.com

Wolfpack Takes Down Second Seed Huskies To Advance To Sweet 16
Tim Peeler * GoPack.com

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PC Audio: Jim Calhoun
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Wiping The Smile Off Their Faces
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Two and through for Huskies
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Weaknesses were exposed
Journal Register News Service

Experience trumped youth
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Quote of the day extra:
"Oh man, no one believed it could happen. It feels so much better, because no one believed." - Julius Hodge


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