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    The 1973-74 National Champion Wolfpack Basketball Team
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    N.C. State's David Thompson shoots over UNC's Bobby Jones in action in Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh, NC Feb. 26, 1974.
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    N.C. State center Tommy Burleson goes to the basket against UNC's Darrell Elson in 1974 action in Reynolds Coliseum.
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    N.C. State's David Thompson shoots over UNC's Bobby Jones in action Feb. 26, 1974 in Reynolds Coliseum.
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    N.C. State's David Thompson poses with a trophy after the Wolfpack defeated UNC in Reynolds Coliseum in 1974.
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    Moe Rivers in action against Maryland in the Wolfpack's 1974 win over the Terps in Reynolds Coliseum.
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    NC State fans, players and cheerleaders celebrate after the Wolfpack defeated Maryland in Reynolds Coliseum in 1974.
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    Fans, cheerleaders and NC State players (including David Thompson, center) celebrate after the Wolpack defeated Maryland in Reynolds Coliseum in 1974.
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    N.C. State center Tommy Burleson drives against Maryland center Len Elmore in the 1974 ACC Tournament championship game.
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    N.C. State center Tommy Burleson goes up for a shot over Maryland center Len Elmore late in the Wolfpack's ACC Tournament game against Maryland in 1974.
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    N.C. State point guard Monte Towe cuts down the nets after the Wolfpack defeated Maryland to win the ACC Tournament in Greensboro, NC in 1974.
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    N.C. State center Tommy Burleson goes to the basket against Providence March 14, 1974.
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    N.C. State center Tommy Burleson puts the ball up against Providence's Marvin Barnes during a game in Reynolds Coliseum March 14, 1974. The Wolfpack won 92-78.
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    N.C. State coach Norm Sloan looks away as David Thompson is looked at after falling during N.C. State's game against Pittsburgh in the Eastern Regional final at Reynolds in March 1974.
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    N.C. State coach Norm Sloan talks to an injured David Thompson after he returned to the game from the hospital. Thompson took a terrible fall against Pittsburgh, but returned for the Wolfpack's 100-72 victory.
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    N.C. State coach Norm Sloan talks during a pep rally in 1974.
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    N.C. State's David Thompson pulls down a rebound in action against Marquette in the 1974 National Championship game in Greensboro, NC.
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    N.C. State's Tommy Burleson talks to the crowd during the pep rally in 1974.
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    N.C. State's David Thompson encourages the crowd during the pep rally.
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    N.C. State coach Norm Sloan stands just inside a door at Reynolds Coliseum following a pep rally for the Wolfpack. His team was preparing to board buses to travel to the 1974 Final Four.
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    N.C. State's Tommy Burleson (left) and David Thompson leave Reynolds Coliseum to board buses to take the Wolfpack to the 1974 Final Four.
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    N.C. State point guard Monte Towe looks out at the crowd sending off the 1974 Wolfpack to the Final Four.
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    The N.C. State mascot and fans send off the Wolfpack as they depart for the 1974 Final Four.
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    N.C. State's David Thompson soars to the basket in the 1974 National Championship game against Marquette in Greensboro, NC.
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    N.C. State's David Thompson makes his way through a crowd of fans and cheerleaders as he and other Wolfpack players board a bus to take them the the 1974 National Championship.
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    N.C. State cheerleaders fire up the crowd outside Reynolds Coliseum as the Wolfpack depart for the 1974 Final Four.
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    N.C. State's DavidThompson, left, has a chat with coach Norm Sloan in Greensboro, N.C. during a workout, March 22, 1974. The Wolfpack meets UCLA in the second semi-final game of the NCAA Basketball Championship.
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    UCLA's Bill Walton (32) goes high to snare a rebound in the NCAA semi-final game with N.C. State, in Greensboro, N.C., March 23, 1974. Also pictured are North Carolina State's Tommy Burleson (24) and UCLA's Greg Lee (43).
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    UCLA's Bill Walton (32) falls over N.C. State's David Thompson during the first period of the NCAA semi-finals at Greensboro, N.C., March 23, 1974.
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    N.C. State point guard Monte Towe drives against Marquette defenders during the 1974 National Championship game.
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    N.C. State basketball coach Norm Sloan displays his emotions on the bench during their double overtime 80-77 victory over UCLA in the NCAA semifinals in Greensboro, N.C., March 25, 1974.
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    N.C. State's David Thompson soars above the rim to block a shot against UCLA during NCAA semifinal game in Greensboro in 1974.
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    UCLA's Tommy Curtis (22) falls over N.C. State's Monte Towe (25) during the last minutes of their double overtime game in the NCAA semi-final in Greensboro, N.C., March 24, 1974. Curtis was charged with a foul and the free throw helped N.C. State in their 80-77 victory over the Bruins, national champions for the past seven years.
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    Marquette coach Al McGuire works the sidelines during the 1974 National Championship game against N.C. State.
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    N.C. State's Mark Moeller (40) jumps into the air as they defeat UCLA 80-77 in double overtime Saturday, March 23,1974 in the semi-finals of the NCAA Basketball Championship in Greensboro, N.C.
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    N.C. State's David Thompson soars to the basket in the 1974 National Championship game against Marquette in Greensboro, NC.
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    N.C. State's Tim Stoddard drives against Marquette's Rick Campbell in the 1974 National Championship game.
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    The 1974 N.C. State Wolfpack poses with the National Championship trophy after defeating Marquette 76-64 for the title.
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    The 1974 N.C. State basketball team celebrates with the National Championship trophy after defeating Marquette.
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    N.C. State center Tommy Burleson helps cut down the game nets following the Wolfpack's 1974 National Championship win over Marquette.
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    N.C. State coach Norm Sloan cuts down the nets after the Wolfpack defeated Marquette to win the 1974 National Championship.
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    David Thompson wears one of the game nets during the Wolfpack's postgame celebration after defeating Marquette to win the 1974 National Championship.
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    David Thompson, wearing one of the game nets around his neck, celebrates the Wolfpack's 1974 National Championship win over Marquette.
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    N.C. State's David Thompson celebrates after the Wolfpack won the 1974 National Championship against Marquette.
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    N.C. State's David Thompson, Monte Towe, Moe Rivers, and Tommy Burleson celebrate after the Wolfpack defeated Marquette to win the 1974 National Championship.
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    N.C. State's David Thompson (left) and Monte Towe (right) leave the court after the trophy presentation following the Wolfpack's 1974 National Championship win over Marquette.
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    N.C. State fans march west on Hillsborough Street after the Wolfpack won the 1983 National Championship game.
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    Fans celebrate on top of a truck on Hillsborough Street in Raleigh following N.C. State's 1974 National Championship win.
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    The N.C. State 1973-74 media guide cover
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    Lee Fowler gives a team photo to David Thompson, center left, Tommy Burleson and Monte Towe Monday December 22, 2008, at the RBC Center, as members of the 1973-74 national championship basketball team are honored at halftime of N.C. State's 68-65 loss to Marquette Monday December 22, 2008, at the RBC Center.
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    Tommy Burleson, right, applauds David Thompson as members of the 1973-74 national championship basketball team are honored at halftime of N.C. State's game against Marquette Monday December 22, 2008, at the RBC Center.
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    From left, back row, Art Musselman, Howard Pickett, David Thompson, Tommy Burleson, Mike Buurman, Mark Moeller, Greg Hawkins, Jerry Hunt, Tim Stoddard, Biff Nichols. Front Row: Joan Sloan, Monte Towe, Dwight Johnson, Moe Rivers, Craig Kuszmaul, Herman Bunch. Sitting/kneeling, front row: Sam Esposito, Mike Sloan, Phil Spence during a halftime ceremony honoring the '74 National Championship team Monday December 22, 2008, at the RBC Center.
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    From left, back row, Art Musselman, Howard Pickett, David Thompson, Tommy Burleson, Mike Buurman, Mark Moeller, Greg Hawkins, Jerry Hunt, Tim Stoddard, Biff Nichols. Front Row: Joan Sloan, Monte Towe, Dwight Johnson, Moe Rivers, Craig Kuszmaul, Herman Bunch. Sitting/kneeling, front row: Sam Esposito, Mike Sloan, Phil Spence during a halftime ceremony honoring the '74 National Championship team Monday December 22, 2008, at the RBC Center.
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    David Thompson, left, Tommy Burleson, Monte Towe, Tim Stoddard, and Phil Spence greet each other after a halftime ceremony honoring the '74 National Championship team Monday December 22, 2008, at the RBC Center.
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    The starting five plus the sixth man from the 1973-74 national championship basketball team high five after being honored at halftime of N.C. State's 68-65 loss to Marquette Monday December 22, 2008, at the RBC Center. From left, David Thompson, Monte Towe, Tommy Burleson, Tim Stoddard, Phil Spence and Moe Rivers.
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