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DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - North Carolina State will meet Temple in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Friday in a matchup of teams with rich histories in March.

The Wolfpack, who won the 1983 national title, ended a season of promise at 24-10 overall, including a fourth-place finish in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Owls, who have had an up-and-down season in the Atlantic 10, finished 23-9 and will play this game in an arena that's familiar to them, since the Dayton Flyers are members of the same conference.

N.C. State lost to Miami, 81-71, in the ACC tournament at Greensboro Coliseum in North Carolina, while Temple bowed out of its conference tournament with a 79-74 loss to UMass at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Temple is making its sixth straight trip to the tournament.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Big East regular season co-champion Marquette is the No. 3 seed in the East region of the NCAA tournament and will face 14th-seeded Davidson in Lexington in the second round on Thursday.

The Golden Eagles (23-8) tied Georgetown and Louisville for the Big East title after finishing 14-4 in one of the nation's toughest conferences. Marquette, however, fell to Notre Dame in the Big East quarterfinals last week.

This is the second year in a row the Golden Eagles are a third seed in the NCAA. Marquette made it to the regional semifinals last spring before losing to Florida.

Davidson (26-7) is dancing for the second straight season after defending its Southern Conference championship. The Wildcats lost to Louisville 69-62 in the second round of the 2012 NCAA tournament.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - No. 8 seed North Carolina will face No. 9 seed Villanova on Friday in a South Regional rematch of an NCAA semifinal from the Tar Heels' run to the 2009 national title.

North Carolina (24-10) lost 87-77 to Miami in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament championship Sunday, but the Tar Heels have won eight of their last 10 games.

Villanova (20-13) split its first eight games, but the Wildcats moved into NCAA tournament contention in January with back-to-back victories over Louisville and Syracuse. Louisville was ranked fifth and Syracuse third at the time of those games.

A North Carolina victory would set up a possible Sunday matchup with No. 1 seed Kansas, which faces No. 16 seed Western Kentucky on Thursday. North Carolina coach Roy Williams coached Kansas from 1988-2003.

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Duke will open the NCAA tournament against Albany in Philadelphia.

Duke (27-5) received a No. 2 seed in the Midwest Region after getting upset by Maryland in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast tournament. No. 15 seed Albany (23-10) is champion of the America East Conference.

The Blue Devils and Albany will play in Philadelphia on Friday.

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DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Only the second 20-loss team in NCAA tournament history gets to start the First Four in Dayton.

Liberty will face North Carolina A&T on Tuesday night hoping for a notable win. The Flames went 15-20 but won the Big South's tournament and automatic bid. The only other 20-loss team to make the NCAA tournament field was Coppin State in 2008. Those Eagles lost their opening game in Dayton.

North Carolina A&T won the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference's berth with a 19-16 mark. The winner of the opening game against Liberty will play Louisville, the tournament's overall No. 1 seed, on Thursday.

The tournament opens with a pair of games on Tuesday and two more on Wednesday in Dayton.

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