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NC State is going to the Sweet Sixteen!

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What a weekend.

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

We are alive, everybody! The Wolfpack brought a much better effort on Saturday night against Villanova, and it paid off with a victory. State's frontcourt effort was enormous in this game--between Malik Abu, BeeJay Anya, and Lennard Freeman, the Pack created a significant advantage in the paint at both ends of the floor.

Throw in some key plays from Cat Barber and Trevor Lacey and you have a Wolfpack team that was plenty good enough to handle Villanova and shut down co-Big East player of the year Ryan Arcidiacono. It was a much more focused effort from the Pack, and if not for some late three-point shooting heroics by the Wildcats, the finish would not have been in doubt.

I'll have stats later, but for now there are only emotions let there be all the emotions I LOVE YOU GUYS WHAT A TEAM OH MY GOD SWEET SIXTEEN. What a weekend.