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Division I Men's Basketball Championship First & Second Rounds
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National Collegiate Athletic Association. Division I Men's Basketball Championship First & Second Rounds - Page 125. March 15, 1990 - March 17, 1990. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 4, 2015. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/champ/item/1144/show/1103.

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National Collegiate Athletic Association. (March 15, 1990 - March 17, 1990). Division I Men's Basketball Championship First & Second Rounds - Page 125. University of Houston Sports Championship Publications. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/champ/item/1144/show/1103

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National Collegiate Athletic Association, Division I Men's Basketball Championship First & Second Rounds - Page 125, March 15, 1990 - March 17, 1990, University of Houston Sports Championship Publications, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed September 4, 2015, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/champ/item/1144/show/1103.

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Title Division I Men's Basketball Championship First & Second Rounds
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  • National Collegiate Athletic Association
Publisher National Collegiate Athletic Association
Date March 15, 1990 - March 17, 1990
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  • Basketball
  • College sports
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  • National Collegiate Athletic Association
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  • Knoxville, Tennessee
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  • programs (documents)
Language English
Physical Description 166 page document with half-page insert
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Original Item Location ID 2009-006, Box 7, Folder 7
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Transcript us just how improbable North Carolina State's victory was. "Louisville used to be 'The Doctors of Dunk,' but we claimed that title outright," quipped Houston's Clyde "The Glide" Drexler, who had dropped 21 points on Louisville. "We'll try to stay alive to keep it close," Jim Valvano countered. "We'll try to see if there's another stroke of magic in a very overused wand. "I've watched every NCAA tournament since 1947 and that was the most exciting game I've ever seen. And I've never seen so many good athletes either." Ed Steitz NCAA Men's Basketball Rules Committee "On behalf of Phi Slama Jama fraternity, we do our best dunks during the game," said Benny Anders. Anders was an outrageous Houston reserve, but he was pulling down more national publicity for his wild dunks than any North Carolina State player. Sensing some softness in the Houston psyche, Valvano picked up on the comments Anders and Drexler were making and pumped more hype into the Phi Slama Jama blimp. The man worked the media with his nightclub routine. "I've never seen anything like that (the Louisville-Houston game) in 16 years of coaching college basketball," Valvano said. "We'll try to handle their team by playing, shall we say, a slower tempo. If we get the opening tip, we may not take a shot until Tuesday morning." Giggle, giggle. "We're going over to practice this afternoon and from two o'clock until 3:30 we may not take a shot," he continued. Laugh, laugh. Enjoying every dribble his Wolfpack team was taking, Valvano set an NCAA record for quips that March. But if you listened to his words closely, you could uncover a look at the way North Carolina State planned to chase perhaps the greatest upset in NCAA history. "We're not going to beat Houston playing a 40-minute game," Valvano said. "What we've got to do is make it a 22-minute game. "We're not going to put it away (in a fa P ' - ^ feJ *» / 1 m y ' 'i«p P '^V • j ^ § p & ^% IV U#% fc r m 1 (jj$ t \^L ▼" ^ W 1 The Cougar aerial attack, controlled tempo. 'Phi Slamma Jam ma." was grounded by North Carolina State's stall), I'll tell you that right now. I'm not talking about a 12-to-8 game. But we've got to control the game and put ourselves in a position to win." Precisely. But it was precisely a warning that nobody heard, especially Houston coach Guy Lewis. Sitting at the Sunday afternoon pre- T Akeem points 52 title Olajuwon scored a game-high 20 and grabbed 18 rebounds in the 54- loss to North Carolina State. final press confernence, Lewis just smiled as his players answered questions about the NBA hardship draft, naming their dunks and how the Cougars fared in playground pickup games against the Houston Rockets. "We usually win," Drexler said. "Even when they have Moses Malone and Robert Reid." What Drexler, Lewis, Olajuwon and the world forgot is that the NCAA final is not a stroll through a Houston playground on a summer night. North Carolina State made a last stand for Xs and Os. Any team talented enough to win the ACC tournament was talented enough to beat Houston in a one-shot deal. And what made the Wolfpack legitimate was their backcourt. Sidney Lowe and Dereck Whittenburg had played together for seven years. They averaged 29 points a game and complemented each other superbly. Whittenburg was the shooter, Lowe the leader. The fact is the Wolfpacks' 145 inches and 382 pounds in the backcourt had a better chance to control the game than the 234 inches and 675 pounds packed across the Houston frontline. And control it the North Carolina State guards did. They got the ball to teammate Thurl Bailey immediately and it was North Carolina State, not Houston, that started the game with a dunk. Rushing back on defense and collapsing into a tight zone around Olajuwon, North Carolina State kept Houston 122