NC State defeats Duke 76-64 to advance to Final Four

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NC State defeated fourth-seeded Duke 76-64 on Sunday to advance to the Final Four, for the first time since the school won the NCAA tournament in 1983.

Per ESPN, the 11th seeded Wolfpack trailed by six early in the second half but outscored Duke 31-11 over the next 12 minutes to take control of the game. NC State’s DJ Burns Jr. finished with 29 points, 21 in the second half.

NC State is the sixth No. 11 seed to make the Final Four in men’s NCAA tournament history —  no team seeded lower than No. 11 has ever made a Final Four.   This will also mark the Wolfpack’s fourth Final Four trip in school history, and the school’s first since it won the national title in 1983 as a No. 6 seed.

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