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03/18/2013 01:31 am ET | Updated Mar 18, 2013

North Carolina vs. Villanova NCAA Tournament 2013 Capsule Preview: Predict The Winner

No. 8 seed North Carolina will face No. 9 Villanova in the second round of the 2013 NCAA Tournament in the South region.

After hitting a couple rough patches in conference play, the Tar Heels got on track winning eight of their last ten games. Villanova on the other hand, has lost three of its last five.

The winner in this matchup in Kansas City on March 22 will face the winner of No. 1 Kansas and No. 16 Western Kentucky 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
Regular Season Record: 24-10
Conference Record: 12-6 (Atlantic Coast)
Conference Tournament Results: Lost to Miami in ACC Tournament final.
Top Players: James Michael McAdoo (Forward), Reggie Bullock (Guard/Forward)
Top 25 Wins: UNLV (#20)
Worst Losses: Indiana (83-59), Texas (85-67), Miami FL (87-61)
RPI Ranking: 16

Villanova
Regular Season Record: 20-13
Conference Record: 10-8 (Big East)
Conference Tournament Results: Lost to Louisville in Big East semifinals.
Top Player: JayVaughn Pinkston (Forward)
Top 25 Wins: Louisville (#5), Syracuse (#3), Marquette (#17), Georgetown (#5)
Worst Losses: Columbia (75-57), Seton Hall (66-65), Pittsburgh (58-43)
RPI Ranking: 51

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