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03/18/2013 03:09 am ET

N.C. State vs. Temple NCAA Tournament 2013 Capsule Preview: Predict The Winner

No. 8 seed North Carolina State will face No. 9 Temple in the second round of the 2013 NCAA Tournament in the East region.

While the Owls are making their fifth straight appearance in the Big Dance, they have only made it out of the field of 64 just once.

The winner in this matchup in Dayton, Ohio on March 22 will face the winner of No. 1 Indiana and the winner of LIU-Brooklyn/James Madison in the third round.


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Take a look at these capsule glances at the teams' 2012-2013 seasons and let us know who you predict will survive and advance.

North Carolina State
Regular Season Record: 24-10
Conference Record: 11-7 (Atlantic Coast)
Conference Tournament Results: Lost to Miami in semifinals
Top Player: C.J. Leslie (Forward)
Top 25 Wins: Duke (#1)
Worst Losses: Oklahoma State (76-56), Wake Forest (86-84)
RPI Ranking: 32

Temple
Regular Season Record: 23-9
Conference Record: 11-5 (Atlantic 10)
Conference Tournament Results: Lost to UMass in semifinals
Top Player: Khalif Wyatt (Guard)
Top 25 Wins: Syracuse (#3), Virginia Commonwealth (#21)
Worst Losses: Duke (90-67), St. Bonaventure (81-78), Duquesne (84-83)
RPI Ranking: 41

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