SURVIVE AND ADVANCE

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FILM SUMMARY:
In 1983, the NC State Wolfpack, coached by Jim Valvano, stayed alive in the postseason by winning nine do-or-die games in a row — seven of which they were losing in the final minute — beating the likes of Michael Jordan and three-time National Player of the Year Ralph Sampson. The unlikely squad made it to the national championship game against No. 1 Houston, aka Phi Slama Jama, a team featuring future NBA Top 50 all-time players Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler. NC State was one of the biggest underdogs ever in the final game, one that went down as possibly the best college basketball game in history-ending with one of the most well-known plays of all time. – ESPN FILMS “30 for 30”

DIRECTOR:
Jonathan Hock — IMDb

PREMIERE:
March 17, 2013 (ESPN)

REVIEWS:
“Mixing nostalgia and the late Jim Valvano’s charisma with intense basketball scenes, Survive and Advance is the perfect retelling of one of the greatest sports stories ever.” — MIC

“Nothing will take you back to that team and that time more than this movie.” — NEW YORK DAILY NEWS