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NC State Basketball Legends Return

See David Thompson, Tom Burleson and Monte Towe at two free, public events this weekend at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex.

black and white image of 1974 NCAA Champion basketball team

The NC State and Maryland men’s basketball teams met on the court of the Greensboro Coliseum on March 9, 1974, in what is still considered the greatest game in Atlantic Coast Conference history.

Many of the competitors in the game haven’t been back together in the same place since then — until now.

On March 10 and 11, six of the 10 starters from those two teams will recount their memories of the classic 103-100 overtime Wolfpack victory and will be joined by their teammates and other special guests for two free public events at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex prior to Friday’s ACC semifinals and Saturday’s championship game.

Hosted by the Greensboro Sports Foundation, the 1974 Legends event will include NC State’s David Thompson, Tom Burleson and Monte Towe and Maryland’s Len Elmore, Tom McMillen and Maurice “Mo” Howard, all of whom became NBA draft picks after their college careers ended.

The event is free and open to the public.

1974 ACC Legends

Novant Health Fieldhouse at Greensboro Coliseum Complex

Friday, March 10, 5-6 p.m.

Saturday, March 11, 6:30-7:30 p.m.