This is an excerpt of a review I posted on The Reviews website. You can read the full article and make comments on the post over there.
NC State had to win 9 do-or-die games in a row to make it to the National Championship game where the prolific Houston Cougars were waiting. Houston had earned the nickname Phi Slamma Jamma in no small part because of Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler – two men who would go on to not only be NBA Hall of Famers, but named to the Top 50 basketball players of all time. But NC State had already faced future Top 50 players to get there – Michael Jordan, James Worthy, and Ralph Sampson.
Survive and Advance is about more than just that historic run that ended with what many call the greatest college basketball game ever played. It is about the life and legacy of Jim Valvano.