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N.C. State Celebrates NCAA Tournament 2012 Bid On Selection Sunday (VIDEO)


First Posted: 03/12/2012 3:23 pm Updated: 03/12/2012 3:23 pm

During the Selection Sunday program on CBS, North Carolina State had to wait, and wait, and wait a little longer up until one last team remained for Greg Gumbel to call. Then, finally..

"And the fifth team out of the ACC, the Wolfpack of North Carolina State."

Coach Mark Gottfried and his N.C. State players erupted after hearing that they had reached the Big Dance for the first time since 2006, by way of an at-large bid.

N.C. State won two games during the ACC Tournament to put a record of 22-12 on their resume. But the Wolfpack never beat a top-25 opponent so it was far from a certainty that they would make the cut. To give more reason to worry, St. Bonaventure upset Xavier in the Atlantic 10 title game to snatch an automatic bid, which had many believing that the N.C. State would miss out on the tournament.


Mike Miller
In my projection, St Bonaventure win means bye, bye NC State.


J Waugh
St Bonaventure's big win today may end up keeping NC State from making the tournament.


Brandon Cates
Meanwhile while nobody is talking, St. Bonaventure just stole NC State's bid


Nope. The Wolfpack are in as a No. 11 seed and they will be playing No. 6 San Diego State.

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