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Sports Photographer of the YearEthan Hyman, News & ObserverWolfpack fans watch as N.C. State's Richard Howell (1) takes free throws late in the second half of N.C. State's 67-64 victory over Virginia  in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament Friday, March 9, 2012, at Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA.

Sports Photographer of the Year 

Ethan Hyman, News & Observer 

Wolfpack fans watch as N.C. State's Richard Howell (1) takes free throws late in the second half of N.C. State's 67-64 victory over Virginia in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament Friday, March 9, 2012, at Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA.