North Carolina State keeps rolling with March Madness upset win over Texas Tech

North Carolina State is continuing its Cinderella March run.

After five straight victories capped off by a surprise win in the ACC Tournament, the 11th-seeded Wolfpack took down No. 5 seed Texas Tech, 80-67, on Thursday night in a South Region first-round NCAA Tournament game at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh.

Four players scored in double figures, with forward Ben Middlebrooks leading with way for NC State with a team-high 21 points to go along with four rebounds, two assists and two blocks.

Ben Middlebrooks celebrates during the second half of North Carolina State’s 80-67 win over Texas Tech. Getty Images

Ben Middlebrooks (34) goes up for a shot during North Carolina State’s upset victory. Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

Mohamed Diarra closed out a double-double with 17 points and 12 rebounds as the Wolfpack won in convincing fashion.

NC State led virtually wire-to-wire, rolling ahead with 43 second-half points in the victory.

It will next take on No. 14 seed Oakland, which took down Kentucky, on Saturday.

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