03/14/2012 12:48 pm ET

2012 NCAA Tournament: Game-Planning To Beat Top Seeded Teams

If history is any indication, being a top four seed can be both a blessing and a distinct curse. While a number one seed has yet to lose in the first round, only once since 1989 have all four number one seeds made it to the Final Four (in 2008). Number two seeds have gone just 28-14 in the second round over the past 11 years, while number three seeds were 27-14, and number four seeds actually have maintained a losing record during the same stretch, at 16-17.

Here are some key recipes on how to beat the top seeds of this NCAA Tournament.

2012 NCAA Tournament: Game-Planning How To Beat Top Seeded Teams

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