NC State eager to make mark as No. 12 seed

NC State eager to make mark as No. 12 seed

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DAYTON, OH - MARCH 18: Beejay Anya #21 of the North Carolina State Wolfpack celebrates in their 74 to 59 win over the Xavier Musketeers during the first round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at at University of Dayton Arena on March 18, 2014 in Dayton, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

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by FRED GOODALL / AP Sports Writer

WCNC.com

Posted on March 20, 2014 at 11:47 AM

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Jim Crews isn't buying the notion that St. Louis may be in a precarious position as a No. 5 seed in the NCAA tournament.
 
The Billikens (26-6) face No. 12 seed North Carolina State (22-13) in the second round of the Midwest Regional, however the coach stressed Wednesday that the outcome will be determined by how well the teams play -- not recent history, which suggests his team should be wary.
 
From 2008 through 2013, at least one No. 12 seed has upset a No. 5. In five of the last eight years, there have been at least two such upsets.

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