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NC State earns fifth straight NCAA bid

Posted Sunday, March 12, 2006

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Raleigh, NC - Herb Sendek has now tied a NC State school record by making his fifth straight trip to the NCAA Tournament. Sendek and Jim Valvano (1985-89) are the only two coaches who have guided the Pack to five straight tournaments.

NC State is one of just 15 teams that have earned NCAA bids each of the past five seasons. .

Here is a look at teams that have earned NCAATournament bids each of the last five seasons and their seeds each year:

TEAM 06 05 04 03 02 Avg.
Alabama 10 5 8 10 2 7.0
Arizona 8 3 9 1 3 4.8
Connecticut 1 2 2 5 2 2.4
Duke 1 1 1 3 1 1.4
Florida 3 4 5 2 5 3.8
Gonzaga 3 3 2 9 6 4.6
Illinois 4 1 5 4 4 3.6
Kansas 4 3 4 2 1 2.8
Kentucky 8 2 1 1 4 3.2
Michigan St. 6 5 7 7 10 7.0
NCState 10 10 3 9 7 7.8
Pittsburgh 5 9 3 2 3 4.4
Southern Illinois 11 7 9 11 11 9.8
Texas 2 8 3 1 6 4.0
Wisconsin 9 6 6 5 8 6.8

 
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