Tonight, N.C. State is taking on UConn at Madison Square Garden in the second half of the Jimmy V Classic. The annual event is held by ESPN to both remember Jim Valvano, N.C. State’s former title-winning coach, and to raise money for cancer research.
This year, the Wolfpack are wearing some pretty cool uniforms to celebrate both Valvano’s amazing words during his 1993 ESPY speech and N.C. State’s basketball tradition. The words “Don’t ever give up” run across the top of the back of the jersey, while a basketball net trickles down both sides (a homage to a former N.C. State coach credited with starting the ‘cutting down the nets’ trend).
Here’s a shot of the back from tonight’s game: