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Georgetown, N.C. State Square Off In NCAA Tournament Third Round

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COLUMBUS, OH - MARCH 16: Otto Porter #22 of the Georgetown Hoyas shoots against the Belmont Bruins in the second half during the second round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Nationwide Arena on March 16, 2012 in Columbus, Ohio. Georgetown won 74-59 in regulation. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
COLUMBUS, OH - MARCH 16: Otto Porter #22 of the Georgetown Hoyas shoots against the Belmont Bruins in the second half during the second round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Nationwide Arena on March 16, 2012 in Columbus, Ohio. Georgetown won 74-59 in regulation. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

The Hoyas weren't going to let a third straight early exit from the NCAA Tournament happen. After losing their first game in the big dance in the last two years, third seeded Georgetown dominated No. 14 Belmont 74-59. The Hoyas shot 62 percent from the field, were tenacious on defense and snapped the Bruins' 14-game winning streak.

In the next round, Georgetown has to go through No. 11 N.C. State in order to reach the Sweet 16. The Wolfpack upset No. 6 San Diego State, dominating in the paint and winning, 79-65.

Will N.C. State pull off another upset? Or will the Hoyas' disciplined Princeton offense be too much for the N.C. State?

NO. 3 GEORGETOWN

Overall Record: 24-8
Conference Record: 12-6
PPG*: 69.1
Points Allowed*: 59.2
AP Ranking: 13
RPI: 13
KenPom Ranking: 12
Standout Player: Henry Sims
Season In Review: After an early loss to Kansas, Georgetown caught fire and won 11 straight, four of which were over ranked teams. The Hoyas struggled on the road in the second half of the season, losing to Pitt and Seton Hall and getting upset by Cincinnati in the conference tournament.

NO. 11 N.C. STATE

Overall Record: 23-12
Conference Record: 9-7
Points Scored Per Game: 73.4
Points Allowed Per Game: 68.0
AP Ranking: none
RPI Ranking: 50
KenPom Ranking: 44
Standout Player: C.J. Leslie
Season In Review: The Wolfpack had an up-and-down season that took a turn for the worse when they lost four straight in February. But a late surge and two wins in the ACC tournament helped get N.C. State into the big dance.

*Stats through start of tournament

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