ESPN Classic will air the 1983 national championship game between North Carolina State and Houston from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. ET on Friday, April 4. At 8 p.m., ESPN Classic will present a half hour original documentary “ESPN Classic Remembers: NC State Upsets Houston”, which will chronicle the 1983 Wolfpack season. The documentary will re-air at 12:30 a.m. ET on Saturday.
ESPN’s Heather Dinich profiles the oft-forgotten reserve freshman, Ernie Myers, who played only a single minute in that 1983 Championship game but was instrumental in the Pack’s run towards the tournament, filling in for the injured Dereck Whittenburg, who had missed 14 games with a fractured foot.
That one second or that one minute, you can affect the game…If the coach puts you in there for 30 seconds, give it the hardest 30 seconds you ever gave in your life.”
That’s the attitude we were missing this season — that exact attitude we had in our 2007 ACC Tournament run but lost somewhere in between. As for right now, nostalgia is all we have.