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Memory Lane: NC State in Chapel Hill

Posted on Feb 23, 2015 by

Most of the recent memorable moments in the North Carolina – NC State rivalry have come either in front of a distraught crowd at PNC Arena or a LOLing crowd at the ACC Tournament. Therefore, I found it necessary and apt to remind folks of three notable games from Wolfpack visits to Chapel Hill over the past 20 seasons (aka one’s with YouTube clips).

2013: UNC 76, NC State 65

The Tar Heels actually lost the first meeting in Raleigh so this game was a little more heated than normal. Also, this game may or may not be the last time North Carolina made a three-point shot.

2004: UNC 68, NC State 66

The Tar Heels had not defeated the Wolfpack since 2001 as eventual ACC Player of the Year Julius Hodge looked to extend that streak against Raymond Felton, Sean May, Rashad McCants and North Carolina. But then Jackie Manuel dunked all over Hodge and it’s been downhill for the Pack ever since.

1986: UNC 90, NC State 79

The Tar Heels defeated the Wolfpack in the final game in Carmichael Auditorium. A few days later Carolina would open the Dean E. Smith Center against Duke, symbolic of the evolution of North Carolina’s most heated rivalry in basketball. Thirteen years later, North Carolina defeated NC State in the final game at historic Reynolds Coliseum.

Feature Photo Credit: Getty

Bryan Ives — Contributing Editor

Affiliations: ESPNU, SBJ, IC,

Bio: Bryan made the peculiar decision a few years back to leave the finance industry and pursue sports journalism with his blog, Thrown Away To Worthy. So far, so good as Bryan has worked and written for Inside Carolina, SportsBusiness Journal and currently for ESPNU / SEC Network (gasp!). A Charlotte native, Bryan is a proud Tar Heel alumnus with a brief stop at Northwestern.

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