When March Went Mad: A Celebration of NC State's 1982-83 National Championship

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"As soon as Lorenzo Charles' dunk ended the 1983 championship game with a 54-52 NC State victory, [Valvano] began a sprint across the floor of The Pit that has become immortalized as the pinnacle of joy in college basketball for the last quarter century. The coach was hoping to jump into the arms of Whittenburg, as he did after nearly all of the Wolfpack's come-from-behind, postseason victories. But on the greatest night of his life, Valvano found his star player already in Lowe's arms. Valvano had no one to hug....
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"As soon as Lorenzo Charles' dunk ended the 1983 championship game with a 54-52 NC State victory, [Valvano] began a sprint across the floor of The Pit that has become immortalized as the pinnacle of joy in college basketball for the last quarter century. The coach was hoping to jump into the arms of Whittenburg, as he did after nearly all of the Wolfpack's come-from-behind, postseason victories. But on the greatest night of his life, Valvano found his star player already in Lowe's arms. Valvano had no one to hug.

He jumped on a pile of other celebrants, one of whom may have been NC State athletic director Willis Casey. As Valvano told the story time after time over the next 10 years, his crusty old boss leaned over and kissed him right on the mouth. Like most of Valvano's stories, that's probably a wild exaggeration. Still, it started the most compelling postgame celebration in NCAA Tournament history."

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According to basketball pundits, Jim Valvano's North Carolina State Wolfpack didn't have a chance at the 1983 NCAA national championship. Even their own fans were surprised when the team, which had finished a lowly fourth in their own conference, somehow powered to upset opponent after opponent in the tournament. When NCS reached the finals, the hometown faithful braced themselves for inevitable defeat against the Houston Cougars. With their aggressive play and high-flying acrobatics, the legendary "Phi Slamma Jamma" combine was considered unbeatable. But the Wolfpack proved that they weren't. This is the story of March Madness raised to a new level.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596701885
  • Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
  • Publication date: 11/1/2007
  • Pages: 295
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Peeler is an award-winning sportswriter in both North and South Carolina. Tim has written about college and professional athletics for nearly 20 years. He began his career working with Technician, the student newspaper at N.C. State, where he first covered Jim Valvano and Wolfpack basketball.

ESPN Basketball Announcer

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Table of Contents


Foreword   Dick Vitale     vii
Preface     ix
"If Fire Hydrants Could Jump..."     1   Sidney Lowe     10
"We Had No Choice But to Believe Him"     19   Thurl Bailey     30
"We Were Just Standing Around Out There"     38   Dereck Whittenburg     41
"That Was Enough Punishment"     49   Lorenzo Charles     54
"A Team Good Enough for the Final Four"     61   Cozell McQueen     67   Harold Thompson     76
"Don't Drink at the Same Bar"     82   George McClain     88   Dinky Proctor     94
"He Told Us to Go to Hell Right There"     101   Walt Densmore     107
"We Are Not Going to Win a National Championship"     112   Ernie Myers     118
"My Dream Situation"     127   Terry Gannon     132
"I Don't Think Anything Could Feel Better"     141   Alvin Battle     153   Mike Warren     159
"I Gotta Get to Practice"     164   Quinton Leonard     170   Tommy DiNardo     176
"Probably So, Coach"     182
ACC Tournament     193
"Who Goes to a Hotel Without TVs?"     201
NCAA First and Second Rounds     209
"Dereck Distracted Me"     225
Sweet Sixteen     232
"The Greatest Moment of My Life"     242
Final Four     259   Jim Valvano     280
Epilogue     293
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