Fighting Irish Athletics | May 10, 2016
Thirty-three years after helping NC State claim the 1983 NCAA Men's Basketball National Championship with the memorable upset of Houston, former University of Notre Dame guard and Wolfpack assistant coach Ray `Dice' Martin visited the White House to celebrate the legendary victory.
"It was surreal and emotional," Martin said after the visit. "I said to my wife `not bad for a little kid from the Queen's Bridge projects in New York to meet the leader of the free world.'"
The final moments of NC State's win in 1983 are entrenched in March Madness history. Dereck Whittenburg's desperation heave slammed through the hoop by Lorenzo Charles for the winning basket followed by head coach Jim Valvano running through the on-court celebration trying to figure out who he should hug first.