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Maine's 1st-round opponent in 2019 NCAA tourney is NC State

The No. 3-seeded Wolfpack beat the Black Bears by nearly 40 points earlier this season in mid-December.
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UMaine Women's Basketball, 2019 America East champions

RALEIGH, N.C. — Maine will take on NC State in the first round of this year's 2019 NCAA women's basketball tournament.

The No. 14 Black Bears and No. 3 Wolfpack are scheduled to square off Saturday, March 23, at 1 p.m. in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Maine will vie to advance past the first round of the Greensboro Region sub-bracket and play the winner of Kentucky-Princeton.

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NC State beat Maine 84-46 earlier this season on Dec. 15.

Maine lost to Texas in last year's tournament, 83-54.

The bracket's announcement came after an accidental on-air leak by ESPN hours before its official release as part of a special selection show.

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The Maine-NC State game will be televised on ESPN 2.

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