“You Gotta Believe, You Gotta Believe, You Gotta Believe”: DJ Burns on fire/hot as the Pack smokes Oakland, 79-73(OT) and now N.C. State is on to ‘Big D Dallas’ for the Sweet 16

I am sitting there listening to the game on 105.7 FM and I still can’t believe the Pack pulled it out again, for their seventh straight win…I just kept saying, “You Gotta Believe, You Gotta Believe, You Gotta Believe”…And I guess my faith in the N.C. State Wolfpack/the 2024 edition, that belief was rewarded, as N.C. State takes down the Oakland Golden Grizzlies in Overtime tonight, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania…

That final score again:
N.C. State 79, Oakland 73

And now for the N.C. State Miracle Men of 2024, it is on to Dallas, Texas for the NCAA Sweet Sixteen…

N.C. State scoring:DJ Burns 24 points/11 rebounds…Michael O’Connell with 12 Pack points and 8 assists….Mohamed Diarra, DJ Horne, and Casey Morsell with 11 points a-piece for the Pack…All five Wolfpack starters scored in double-digits for N.C. State…Eight points off the N.C. State bench from Jayden Taylor including a HUGE three in OT, from JT…Diarra fouled out of the game, but his super-strong 13 rebounds kept N.C. State in this contest all night long, and after he left, Taylor was Right On Time…..

Trey Townsend with 30 points to pace the Oakland Golden Grizzlies, while sharp-shooter Jack Gohlke knocked down 6 three-pointers to finish with 22 points for Oakland…

The Miracle Men continue to win, now with 7 straight victories, and N.C. State is going to DALLAS for the Sweet Sixteen next Friday…..

**********Interesting note:The ESPN.com headline said that N.C. State survived an Overtime Thriller…Overtime Thriller??? N.C. State kicked Oakland’s tails in OT, out-scoring the Golden Grizzlies, 13-7 in Overtime…Game was tied at 66-66 at the end of regulation, and N.C. State led Oakland, 32-29 at Halftime…**********

++++++++++Wish this game could have been on FREE TV, as in the CBS broadcast, but listening to it on the radio allows the theater of the mind to run wild/kick in, and the intrigue can nearly kill you, but in the end, it is SOOOOOO Sweet, as in Sweet Sixteen…++++++++++