Avenging its only loss of the season, North Carolina State--led
by forward David Thompson's 28 points--snapped UCLA's streak of
seven straight national titles by defeating Bill Walton and the
Bruins 80-77 in double overtime in the NCAA semifinals on March
23, 1974, in Greensboro. In an anticlimactic final two nights
later, the Wolfpack easily beat Marquette to claim its first
TWO COLOR PHOTOS: RICH CLARKSON/WIREIMAGE.COM (2) THOMPSON WAS HEAD AND SHOULDERS ABOVE UCLA ANDCELEBRATED THE TITLE WITH GREG HAWKINS.