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March Madness: (9) NCState and (8) Seton Hall Meet in Round of 64

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Pirates Have Veteran Team Heading Into March Madness

March Madness is upon us. The 9th seeded North Carolina State Wolfpack and the 8th seeded Seton Hall Pirates meet at Intrust Bank Arena. This Midwest Regional matchup will tip-off around 4:30 pm EST. TBS will have the coverage.

Oddsmakers opened the Pirates as -2-point favorites versus the Wolfpack, while the game’s total opened at 156. The line is now Seton Hall -3 and the total has climbed to 158.

Both teams have six victories against teams in the NCAA Tournament field. Each team also were one-and-done in their respective conference tournaments.

N.C. State is back in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in three years. First year coach Kevin Keatts did a great job after a slow start to the season. Seton Hall coach Kevin Willard has his team in the tournament for the third straight year.

Seton Hall takes a veteran team into the NCAA Tournament looking to break through in the postseason.

N.C. State enters the tournament with losses in two of its last three games. The Wolfpack have knocked off highly regarded teams such as Arizona, Duke and North Carolina on their way to the tourney.

Contrasting Styles for the Teams for March Madness

The only common opponent is Louisville. Seton Hall won a road game Dec. 3 against the Cardinals. N.C. State ended the regular season March 3 with a home victory against Louisville.

N.C. State relies on a pressing defense for success. The Wolfpack also have been strong behind the arc at times this season. They are also using the presence of sophomore post player Omer Yurtseven.

This is the third time Seton Hall has been a No. 8 seed. They won the other two times in the first round.  The Pirates had a No. 9 seed last year and fell to Arkansas in the opening round.

Seton Hall hopes that a steady run of clashes with Big East Conference teams prepared the Pirates for various styles in the tournament. Those clashes included No. 1 seeds Villanova and Xavier.

The winner will play either Kansas or Pennsylvania.

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Name Record ATS Offense Defense Diff ATS Home ATS Away OU Record OU Home OU Away
North Carolina State 21-11 14-14 81.22 74.47 6.75 10-5 3-6 16-12 9-6 5-4
Seton Hall 21-11 16-16 79.00 73.31 5.69 8-9 5-6 19-12 8-8 8-3

Power Stats

Assists Turnovers
Name Assists Turnovers Ratio
NCST 16.16 12.19 1.33
SETON 15.84 12.81 1.24
Rebounding
Name Offense Defense Total
NCST 12.19 23.50 35.69
SETON 12.19 26.00 38.19
ShootingPercentage
Name Offense Defense Differential
NCST 47.01 46.46 0.55
SETON 46.87 43.66 3.21
Team Records

North Carolina State Wolfpack

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 21-11 17-5 4-6 13-12 10-5 3-7 81.22 74.47 6.75
Last 10 6-4 4-2 2-2 6-4 4-2 2-2 81.60 76.90 4.70
vs Conf 11-8 7-3 4-5 10-9 7-3 3-6 77.95 77.53 0.42

Seton Hall Pirates

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 21-11 16-5 5-6 16-16 11-10 5-6 79.00 73.31 5.69
Last 10 4-6 2-3 2-3 5-5 3-2 2-3 80.20 80.70 -0.50
vs Conf 10-9 6-4 4-5 10-9 6-4 4-5 77.95 77.53 0.42

Supergrid

Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 81.22 28 73.31 157
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 79.00 46 74.47 183
Head To Head Summary
Team record ATS O/U AVG AVG ½ FG% REB 3PT steals
North Carolina State 1-1 1-1 1-0-1 72.00 31.00 46.36 33.00 10/41 7.00
Seton Hall 1-1 1-1 1-0-1 78.00 36.00 44.35 32.00 10/34 9.50

Head To Head Detail

Date Away away score Home home score line ATS Total O/U FG% Edge Reb Edge 3PT Edge Away Half Score Home Half Score Away FG% Home FG% Away Rebounds Home Rebounds Away Three Pointers Home Three Pointers Away Steals Home Steals
Dec 27, 2007 NCST 79 SETON 73 -3 NCST 152 P NCST NCST SETON 35 32 55.6 42 40 26 2/11 5/21 6 12
Jan 25, 2006 SETON 83 NCST 65 -15 SETON 136 O SETON SETON NCST 40 27 47.3 37.5 38 26 5/13 8/30 7 8

March Madness Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

North Carolina State Wolfpack

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Mar 7, 2018 BC 87-91 L -3.5 155.5 L/O 53.12 53.33 11 H
Mar 3, 2018 LOUIS 76-69 W -1.5 157 W/U 44.07 61.54 8 H
Mar 1, 2018 GATEC 75-78 L -2 144 L/O 44.62 83.33 7 A
Feb 25, 2018 FLAST 92-72 W -1 166 W/U 50.00 76.47 13 H
Feb 20, 2018 BC 82-66 W -5 158 W/U 55.77 76.47 11 H

Seton Hall Pirates

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Mar 8, 2018 BUTLR 74-75 L 1.5 148 W/O 46.30 78.95 9 H
Mar 3, 2018 BUTLR 77-70 W -2.5 151 W/U 50.00 86.96 5 H
Feb 28, 2018 VILLA 68-69 L 7 160.5 W/U 38.46 72.22 5 H
Feb 24, 2018 STJON 81-74 W 2.5 146.5 W/O 49.18 80.00 5 A
Feb 21, 2018 PROV 89-77 W 1 149 W/O 54.72 68.57 7 A

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