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After leading at halftime, N.C. State finds itself outscored 44-26 in the second half and reaches the end of its surprising ACC and NCAA tournament run. Wisconsin is left to celebrate a victory sparked by tough defense and timely 3-point shooting... <p><small><b>Other featured stories for 3/26:</b></small> <li><a href="http://www.syracuse.com/sports/poststandard/index.ssf?/base/sports-1/11118298124961.xml" target=blank><b>Hodge bows out</b></a>

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"Obviously, this was Julius' final game at N.C. State. And, you know, I don't know where to begin other than to say he personifies everything that's good about college basketball." - Herb Sendek

"We'll be better. This was a tough season. We kept scratching. This game was our season in a nutshell. We'll be really good the next couple of years. We have good players coming in and leaders coming back. We'll be a team that will be used to getting the Sweet 16." - Gavin Grant

A season slips away
Chip Alexander * News & Observer
There will come a day when N.C. State's Wolfpack can look back at this basketball season and feel a sense of pride, a sense of accomplishment. It wasn't possible Friday night after a 65-56 loss to Wisconsin in the semifinals of the NCAA Tournament's Syracuse Regional at the Carrier Dome. Not after 10th-seeded State led the Badgers by nine points at halftime, confident and seemingly in control, only to have it all disappear so quickly the lead, the Pack's tournament run, the season, Julius Hodge's splendid career. Read More

Hodge bows out
Kim Baxter * Syracuse Post-Standard
Julius Hodge's final moment in a North Carolina State jersey was a disappointing walk off the Carrier Dome court as Wisconsin celebrated a 65-56 win on Friday to advance to the Elite Eight. The senior, the team leader whose scrawny shoulders had carried the 10th-seeded Wolfpack to the Sweet 16, had just suffered through a miserable game. He missed 12 of 16 shots and scored 14 points, three below his season average. Read More

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Hodge bows out
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