03/12/2012 12:16 pm ET Updated Mar 12, 2012

San Diego State, N.C. State Battle In NCAA Tournament 2012

San Diego State comes into the NCAA Tournament winning six of their last seven, but the loss happened to come at the hands of New Mexico in the MWC Tournament title game. The Aztecs won four overtime games and went 3-3 against top-25 opponents, while the Wolfpack lacked consistency and had no wins over ranked teams, but took UNC down to the wire in the ACC Tournament semis.


Overall Record: 26-7
Conference Record: 10-4
Conference Tournament Outcome Lost To New Mexico In Title Game
Points Scored Per Game: 71.2
Points Allowed Per Game: 63.2
AP Ranking: 18
RPI Ranking: 24
KenPom Ranking: 52
Standout Player: Jamaal Franklin
Season In Review: SDSU looked as if they would cruise through conference play when they didn't lose a game in all of December and nearly all of January. The Aztecs dropped three straight in February, but bounced back winning every game up until they lost in the conference tournament finals to New Mexico.
Tournament Experience: 2-7, 7 appearances


Overall Record: 22-12
Conference Record: 9-7
Conference Tournament Outcome Lost To UNC In Semifinals
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.
Tournament Experience: 32-21, 22 appearances, 3 Final Fours, 2 National Championships



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