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MIAMI (#2 seed, East Region) is making its seventh NCAA tournament appearance and its first since 2008 ... the Hurricanes' No. 2 seed ties for the highest in program history ... Miami was a No. 2 seed in the East Region of the 1999 NCAA Championship ... the Canes are 4-6 (.400) in previous NCAA Tournament appearances ... head coach Jim Larranaga is 5-5 (.500) in NCAA Tournament play, including a Final Four appearance in 2006 while the head coach at George Mason.
NORTH CAROLINA (#8 seed, South Region) is making its third straight and ACC-best 44th NCAA Tournament appearance overall ... the Tar Heels have played in 149 NCAA Tournament games and won 108, both of which totals are second in NCAA history ... North Carolina is 108-41 (.725) all-time in NCAA Tournament play with national titles in 1957, 1982, 1993, 2005 and 2009 ... head coach Roy Williams is 61-20 (.753) in NCAA Tournament play, including a 27-6 (.828) mark with the Tar Heels.
N.C. STATE (#8 seed, East Region) is making its second straight NCAA Tournament appearance and 24th overall ... the Wolfpack are a No. 8 seed, its highest seed since being a No. 3 seed in 2004 ... NC State is 34-22 (.608) all-time in NCAA Tournament competition ... the Wolfpack won national titles in 1974 and 1983 ... following last year's run to the Sweet 16, NC State head coach Mark Gottfried is 7-8 (.466) in eight NCAA Tournament appearances.