In a game that was a virtual must-win for their NCAA Tournament hopes, the NC State Wolfpack brought some of their best and forced the Virginia Cavaliers to play at a tempo that was a bit more to their liking than Tony Bennett's. They avenged their earlier one-point loss in Raleigh while picking up an absolutely vital top-50 RPI win, downing the Cavaliers 67-64.
C.J. Leslie was fantastic, scoring 19 points on 9-11 shooting and leading all players with 14 rebounds. Two other members of the Wolfpack scored in double figures, while NC State shot 54 percent from the floor. Mike Scott and Akil Mitchell both picked up double-doubles for UVA, but Bennett's team couldn't overcome their complete lack of scoring from their bench. They didn't score a single bench point.
NC State moves onto the semifinals, where they will face North Carolina.
For more on the two teams, check out Virginia Cavaliers blog Streaking The Lawn and NC State Wolfpack blog Backing the Pack. For coverage throughout the tournament, keep it on our ACC Tournament StoryStream.