Bracket projection: NC State
Balanced Wolfpack need hot-shooting Wood to lead them from the outside
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Congrats to Mark Gottfried for turning NC State around in just one season. Double kudos for avoiding a "First Four" game in Dayton. The extra rest could make all the difference in a Cinderella story as the Wolfpack upset San Diego State and Georgetown to reach the Sweet 16.
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