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First Four: Radford, St. Bonaventure Win In Raucous Tuesday

First Four: Radford, St. Bonaventure Win In Raucous Tuesday”

Wichita State has all five starters back from past year but could win either the regular-season or tournament titles in their new conference, the AAC. They lost to NC State in the second round in 2015 in Pittsburgh in a game that spawned the birth of the sad Villanova band member nicknamed Piccolo Girl. The players believe in it, so they don't gripe about playing supporting roles before it's their time for the star turn.

The First Four matchup was a much more fair fight, and Radford led for all but 20 seconds of the first half, going into the break with a 30-28 advantage.

The Wildcats advance to meet the victor of the evening's second game, between Alabama and Virginia Tech on Saturday here at PPG Paints Arena.

Junior forward Ed Polite, Jr. recorded his 27th career double-double while redshirt freshman guard Carlik Jones recorded his first to lead the No. 16 Radford men's basketball team to a 71-61 win over No. 16 LIU Brooklyn, the first NCAA Tournament win in program history.

Radford also held LIU Brooklyn 16 points below its season scoring average, on the way to the Highlanders eighth straight win.

STREAKERS: Radford has won its last seven games. Radford got in by beating Liberty at the buzzer in the Big South championship game. The over/under for total points scored is 139, 79.3% have picked the over.

The Wildcats are also healthy for the first time since early December.

"I never tell those guys, 'You shouldn't come here, ' " said Wright, who has seen only Toronto Raptors star Kyle Lowry declare for the National Basketball Association draft before completing his junior season. Virginia Tech has been more of a team effort all season long. "We have great respect for Radford - that's not an easy team to play, They have a great culture and are very well coached".

Mitchell Solomon and Tavarius Shine each added 13 points for Oklahoma State (20-14), a 2 seed, which will play host to the victor of Stanford/BYU in the second round. Villanova led 69-37 with 11:45 left and was shooting 75 percent (25 of 34) overall and 60 percent (12 of 20) from 3-point range. The Wildcats are solid favourites to win the East in March Madness betting. By then the lead was nine with less than two minutes to go, and Radford could begin to celebrate making school history. "When it mattered most, down the stretch, our defense got better, which we've seen for several games".

OR 99, Rider 86: Freshman Victor Bailey Jr. hit 7 of 8 3-pointers and scored 23 points, both career bests, and OR rallied in the fourth quarter at home to advance.



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