Jimmy V's old team tops UConn; No. 15 Georgetown rolls

North Carolina State's Lorenzo Brown (2) shoots over

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North Carolina State's Lorenzo Brown (2) shoots over Connecticut's Ryan Boatright (11) during the second half of a game in the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden. (Dec. 4, 2012) (Credit: AP)

North Carolina State is synonymous with the late Jim Valvano, the fast-talking New York coach who led the Wolfpack to the NCAA basketball title in 1983 before dying of cancer a decade later.

Tuesday night, Valvano's old Wolfpack beat Connecticut, 69-65, in ESPN's annual Jimmy V Classic to raise money for cancer research.

Forward C.J. Leslie and guard Lorenzo Brown led the Wolfpack...

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