C.J. Leslie leads North Carolina State in scoring with 14.6 points per game.
C.J. Leslie leads North Carolina State in scoring with 14.6 points per game. Reuters

Last year, San Diego State was one of the darlings of the NCAA Tournament.

The Aztecs had their best season in school history. They made it to the Sweet 16 for the first time ever, and won 34 games overall.

Now, they'll try to make another run, starting with a matchup against NC State.

The Wolfpack historically have a much better program than San Diego State, but that hasn't been the case in recent seasons. NC State makes their first trip to the Big Dance since 2006.

The game will get underway in Columbus, as part of the Midwest Region. It will be broadcast on truTV at 12:40 p.m. ET.

If you can't get to a television, the game can be seen online.

March Madness On Demand allows you to watch every game of the NCAA Tournament on your computer, iPhone, iPad and select Android phone for a one-time payment of $3.99

Even though San Diego State is the higher seed, many people expect NC State to win the game. The Wolfpack are favored by 2.5 points at most sportsbooks.

Both teams come into the Tournament playing well. San Diego State has won six of their last seven and NC State won four straight before losing to North Carolina in the ACC Tournament.

The Wolfpack have five players averaging at least 10.6 points per game. The Aztecs don't have the balanced scoring of NC State. Jamaal Franklin leads San Diego State with 17.2 points per game.

The winner of this game will take on the winner of the Georgetown-Belmont tilt.