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N&O’s Joe Giglio Picks NC State to the Sweet 16

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N&O’s Joe Giglio Picks NC State to the Sweet 16

N&O’s Joe Giglio Picks NC State to the Sweet 16

We all mourned when the News & Observer took Joe Giglio of the NC State beat, and moved him over to cover our arch nemesis UNC.

I also mourned when I saw him predict NC State to lose against Boston College in his ACC Tournament predictions. Unfortunately, he was right.

My mourning has turned to rejoicing.

Giglio revealed his “perfect” bracket last night, and he has NC State making it to the Sweet 16, beating Seton Hall and Kansas.

No. 8 Seton Hall (21-11) vs. No. 9 N.C. State (21-11): The Wolfpack atones for its ACC tournament bust with a nailbiter over a tough Seton Hall team. Pick: N.C. State.

No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 9 N.C. State: Not many people will give N.C. State a chance in a semi-road game against the Jayhawks in Wichita. But like wins over Arizona, Duke and at UNC this season, this is a “Law of the Wolfpack” kind of game. When you expect the least, you get the most. Pick: N.C. State. (N&O)

Unfortunately, Giglio is standing by his “Law of the Wolf” and sees the Pack falling to ACC for Clemson in the Sweet 16.

No. 9 N.C. State vs. No. 5 Clemson: After shocking Kansas, just about the dumbest team the Wolfpack could lose to is another ACC team. This is what happened in 2015 after N.C. State knocked out Villanova. Pick: Clemson. (N&O)

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