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Hakeem Olajuwon in 1983 NCAA Championship Game

1983 NCAA Championship: NC State vs. Houston

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The ultimate Cinderella story comes to life as legendary coach Jim Valvano leads the underdog North Carolina State to a shocking victory over Clyde Drexler, Hakeem Olajuwon and the mighty Houston squad in the 1983 NCAA title game. N.C. State had just barely made it into the tournament, but playing on guts and determination, the Wolfpack would wind up completing the most unlikely of upsets against the slam-dunking Cougars.

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