Busting Brackets

Marquette fans imploding after ice-cold Golden Eagles eliminated by NC State

NC State v Marquette
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The NC State Wolfpack has done it again. In a shocking upset, the 11th-seed Wolfpack took down the second-seed Marquette Golden Eagles.

NC State led by 13 points at halftime and there was truly no looking back for the Wolfpack. At the end of regulation, Marquette was sent packing while NC State was moving on to the Elite Eight. The final score was 67-58 in NC State’s favor.

Marquette fans immediately flew to social media to broadcast their displeasure with Shaka Smart’s squad:

The Marquette Golden Eagles have continuously struggled in the postseason, and that has not changed since Smart took over the program in 2021.

NC State will face the winner of the matchup between Houston and Duke in the Elite Eight on March 31.

Over the past three seasons, Smart and Marquette have gone 75-30 overall. This year’s run to the Sweet Sixteen is the deepest the team has gone under Smart’s reign.

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