We played them on February 12, while Dereck Whittenburg was out with a broken foot. Also, our only game against Dayton that year came on March 7. We did win and we did think that would be enough to get us into the NCAAs. But despite a 19-9 record, ND was left out of the 52-team field (we surely would've made it if the field had been expanded to 64 teams by then).
NC State's last loss was at Virginia, who swept them in the regular season. NC State avenged those losses by beating UVa in the ACC tournament final and in the West Regional final -- both stunning upsets, as UVa was the 1 seed in the West.