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March Madness 2012, NC State Vs. Georgetown Final Score: Wolfpack Advance To Sweet 16 With 66-63 Upset Over Hoyas

The No. 11 NC State Wolfpack are headed to the Sweet 16 in St. Louis after upsetting the No. 3 seed Georgetown Hoyas on Sunday afternoon, 66-63. It's NC State's first trip to the Sweet 16 since 2005.

In the first seven minutes of the second half, NC State built off their 15-2 run at the end of the first to take an 11-point lead on the favored Hoyas. Georgetown answered with a 9-2 run of their own to pull within three, but the Wolfpack wouldn't allow the Hoyas to close the gap entirely.

Georgetown did manage to cut the deficit to one with 37 seconds remaining after a pair of Henry Sims free throws and had a chance to tie or take the lead around 15 seconds.

Here's how that opportunity played out for the Hoyas:

NC State extended their lead to four at the charity stripe, but the Hoyas scored a quick bucket with six seconds left to give them one final shot to tie if NC State couldn't convert its freebies. Lorenzo Brown, who had hit the previous three free throws, missed the second and gave Georgetown its last-ditched effort, which was actually a really good look:

Jason Clark finished with a forgettable 3-for-11 shooting day for the Hoyas. Hollis Thompson led the Hoyas with 23 points. Three from NC State led the Wolfpack with 14 points -- C.J. Williams, Scott Wood and C.J. Leslie.

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Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.