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BUBBLE WATCH: Big wins put NC State within reach of NCAA bid

North Carolina State wasn't supposed to even be in this position, entering February with several marquee wins and in the discussion for an NCAA Tournament bid. Yet first-year coach Kevin Keatts isn't talking about the possibility of his program getting back there after its two-year absence.

"We're not a mature enough team for me to look ahead," Keatts said in an interview with The Associated Press. "We have to really stay in the moment with these guys. . I'm not one of those guys who'll put up the standings on the board and say, 'Here's where we are.' Because I think with this particular bunch, I think if you do that it can spook 'em."