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Triangle teams start NCAA play Friday

Posted March 17, 2013
Updated March 18, 2013

Just four teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference, including the three from the Triangle, made the 2013 NCAA Tournament when the selection committee made its choices known Sunday night.

The three Triangle teams – Duke, North Carolina State and North Carolina universities – all begin play on Friday.

Duke, the top seed from the ACC and a No. 2 seed in the Midwest Region, will open the NCAA Tournament against Albany in Philadelphia. That game is slated to tip at 12:15 p.m. on CBS (including WRAL-TV). No. 15 seed Albany (23-10) is the champion of the America East Conference. Hoops Headquarters -- blacc 2015 NCAA men's interactive bracket

NC State and UNC both earned No. 8 seeds; State in the East and UNC in the South.

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The Tar Heels have the tougher road to advance beyond the first weekend. They'll first meet 20-13 Villanova on Friday night at 7:20 p.m. (TNT). If they can hold their seed, Round 3 would pit the Heels against No. 1 seed Kansas (29-5), the same team coached by North Carolina's Roy Williams from 1988 to 2003. 

North Carolina (24-10) lost 87-77 to Miami in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament championship Sunday, but the Tar Heels have won eight of their last 10 games.

The Wolfpack have Temple in Dayton Friday at 1:40 p.m. in the 8-9 match. That game will air on TBS. The Owls (23-9) have one fewer loss than State, but don't appear to stack up in statistically. Where the Wolfpack are fifth in the nation in field goal percentage (.494), Temple is ranked 192nd, shooting just 43 percent.

The Wolfpack, who won the 1983 national title, ended a season of promise at 24-10 overall, including a fourth-place finish in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Owls will play this game in an arena that's familiar to them, since the Dayton Flyers are members of the same conference.

Two other North Carolina teams also made the field. North Carolina A&T plays in a "First Four" game Tuesday against Liberty University. The winner of that game will face Louisville, the overall No. 1 seed, on Thursday.

Davidson, a No. 14 seed, opens play against Marquette on Thursday in the East Region. The Wildcats (26-7) are dancing for the second straight season after defending their Southern Conference championship. 

Louisville earned the top overall seed in the field, while Kansas, Indiana and Gonzaga also received No. 1s after a topsy-turvy regular season and another round of weekend upsets.

The selection committee had its work cut out after five teams swapped the top ranking in The Associated Press poll, capped by West Coast Conference champion Gonzaga (30-2) moving to the lead spot for the first time in school history.

But it is No. 4 Louisville (29-5) that leads the 68-team field after pulling off a stunning comeback to beat Syracuse in the final of the Big East tournament.

No. 7 Kansas (29-5) defeated rival Kansas State for the Big 12 championship, while No. 3 Indiana (28-6) held on despite falling to Wisconsin in the Big Ten semifinals.

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  • 903 mens national championships Mar 18, 2013

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    My bracket was shot last year, when Duke lost to Lehigh.

  • StunGunn Mar 18, 2013

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    As for throwing darts, I may as well do that with my brackets. For all the research I do, watch the shows, read up about teams, etc., my brackets always suck. But they're fun, and I don't put money on them.

  • StunGunn Mar 18, 2013

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    I'm glad they got NIT bids - they deserve to be playing post season. Thanks, Tim.

  • 903 mens national championships Mar 18, 2013

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    The bottom line is, the committee doesn't publish what criteria they use to make the brackets. Until that happens, noone knows what criteria is used, which points are weighted more than others, etc.

    It's the same thing as throwing darts at a board and seeing what sticks. That's what Bilas was complaining about all day yesterday.

    And yes, Roy's plaid jacket was an eyesore.

  • StunGunn Mar 18, 2013

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    Can't argue with you here. Makes sense.

  • StunGunn Mar 18, 2013

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    I saw that as well, Tommy. Jay Bilas thinks the Committee paid a lot of attention to losses, just as much to as who you beat.

    As for Roy VS Kansas, I think he's 0-fer against his former team. Hopefully, we've seen the last of any stickers and that awful plaid jacket he wore yesterday:)

  • StunGunn Mar 18, 2013

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    I hope so as well, heelz:)

  • StunGunn Mar 18, 2013

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    UVA beat Duke, State, and Carolina, and those three are NCAAT teams. They also beat Wisconsin AT Wisconsin. I think they have a legitimate gripe. Jay Bilas may be right: this year it seems it isn't "who you played and who you beat"; rather, it's more like "who did you lose to." Hopefully, the ACC teams that did get in, make a good run in the tourney.

  • velofellow Mar 18, 2013

    I suspect the Kansas fans are a bit upset about the seeding in their bracket. I doubt they (or any #1 seed) would really want to go against UNC in the 2nd round, no matter what kind of season they've had.

  • vile garbage Mar 18, 2013

    Miami has players older tha Kevin Durant and Blake Griffin as well as NBA ready Shane Larkin. They should have some kind of edge.

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