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Topic - Lorenzo Charles
Lorenzo Charles is being remembered for more than just a last-second dunk that remains one of the NCAA tournament's signature moments.
Lorenzo Charles was remembered Saturday for more than a last-second dunk that remains one of the NCAA tournament's signature moments.
He never quite believed it himself.
Raleigh police say they are looking for witnesses to help determine why a charter bus driven by Lorenzo Charles crashed earlier this week, killing the North Carolina State University basketball star.
It's one of the most lasting images from the NCAA basketball tournament.
Lorenzo Charles provided the NCAA tournament with one of its enduring moments. The video of his basket in the 1983 championship game is replayed every March.
A tour bus official says a former North Carolina State basketball star who scored the game-winning basket to give the Wolfpack the 1983 national championship was killed when a bus he was driving crashed in Raleigh.
Lorenzo Charles, the muscular forward whose last-second dunk gave underdog North Carolina State a stunning win in the 1983 national college championship game, was killed Monday when a bus he was driving crashed along a highway, a company official said.
"He said, 'I drove Lorenzo Charles,'" she said, drawing laughs from the crowd.
At least that's what Lorenzo Charles always said _ from the second after he flushed one of the most dramatic baskets in the history of the college game all the way to the end of his life.