Retro 1983 NC State Cardiac Pack National Champs TeeRegular price $34.00 Save 0%
After an injury to Dereck Whittenburg knocked the Wolfpack down in the ACC regular season standings, NC State turned it on in the conference tournament, knocking off UNC and Virginia to secure their spot in the 1983 NCAA tournament. Close games throughout their tournament run earned them the nickname “The Cardiac Pack,” even before one of the most famous moments in college basketball history in the championship game against Houston. A last-second air ball by Whittenburg was caught and dunked by Lorenzo Charles, giving NC State a miraculous 54-52 upset victory over the heavily favored Phi Slama Jama, leaving coach Jim Valvano running around the court looking for anyone and everyone to hug.
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