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Pack to regroup for tournament

Julius Hodge knows that N.C. State opens the NCAA Tournament against Louisiana-Lafayette on Friday in Orlando. But he didn't want to hear about any potential matchups with Connecticut or Maryland in the Phoenix Regional. <p><small><b>Other featured stories for 3/15:</b></small><li><a href="" target=blank><b>Ready for more</b></a>

Julius Hodge - "It feels good to be a three seed, but you see upsets every year, so you can't be confident. The only team in our bracket is Lafayette. That's the way we're looking at it."

Quote of the Day Extra:UL Lafayette senior Brad Boyd - "I think we got a great spot. I think we're capable of beating them. They're from the ACC, and I know they play tough competition, but everybody is tough now."

Pack to regroup for tournament
Al Featherston * The Herald-Sun
"You can't look that far into the future," Hodge said. "Because if you do, you blow a 20-point lead and lose." Hodge was alluding to the Wolfpack's second-half meltdown against Maryland in the ACC Tournament semifinals. But that loss didn't appear to hurt the Pack's seeding -- N.C. State ended up as a No. 3 seed, its best position since the mid-1980s. Read More

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