NC State basketball holds off Marquette to advance to Elite Eight

DALLAS — The Eleventh-seeded NC State basketball staff is headed to the Elite Eight for the primary time since 1986 after holding off 2-seed Marquette 67-58 in Friday’s Candy 16 spherical of the NCAA Match in American Airways Heart.

The Wolfpack (25-14) dominated the primary 20 minutes of the sport and held on down the stretch to maintain its March Insanity run alive with its eighth win in a row. The Golden Eagles (27-10) completed 4-of-31 from 3-point vary to finish the season.

DJ Horne completed with a team-high 19 factors to tempo the Wolfpack within the win.

North Carolina State guard DJ Horne (0) fouls Marquette guard Stevie Mitchell (4) during the first half of their game in the semifinals of the South Regional of the 2024 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Friday at American Airlines Arena in Dallas.

Marquette makes DJ Burns choice early

Coaches who’ve seen DJ Burns Jr. all through March Insanity have famous the troublesome choice they should make. Both let the 6-foot-9, 275-pounder go one-on-one in opposition to a a lot smaller, bodily overmatch opponent and hope for the perfect, or double him and drive the ball out of his fingers.

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