Radford derails LIU 71-61

Florence Fletcher
March 14, 2018

The Blackbirds went without a field goal in the last seven minutes of the game and shot 30.4 percent in the second half.

"It's a blessing to be able to play with these guys and be a part, make history with these, with my fellow teammates and coaching staff, so it's an unbelievable feeling right now", said Jones, who made the buzzer beater to seal the win over Liberty in the Big South Tournament Championship.

The victor gets No. 1 Villanova on Thursday.

Here are the game details for tonight's First Four match-up and the official beginning of the 2018 NCAA Tournament and March Madness. Radford got in by beating Liberty at the buzzer in the Big South championship game.

Radford: Faces No. 1 seed Villanova in the first round of the tournament on Thursday. The Highlanders notched their first NCAA tournament win in program history on Tuesday night, defeating fellow No. 16 seed LIU Brooklyn 71-61 to earn a crack at top-seeded Villanova on Thursday evening.

Two programs looking for their first NCAA Tournament victory meet when LIU Brooklyn takes on Radford in the First Four on Tuesday night in Dayton, Ohio, with the victor moving on to face top seed Villanova two days later in the East Region at Pittsburgh.

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First Four, East region; Dayton, Ohio; Tuesday 6:40 p.m. EDT.

Jashaun Agosto scored 16 points and Raiquan Clark added 14 for LIU Brooklyn, which is winless in seven trips to the tournament.

Being a member of the Atlantic 10, the Bonnies are very familiar with playing at UD Arena, the latest on January 3, in a game Saint Bonaventure lost to the Dayton Flyers.

Another connection to UD Arena is LIU Brooklyn first-year head coach Derek Kellogg.

Don't forget before the NCAA Tournament begins, you can also play Bracket Games through CBS Sports by creating a pool with your office, family or friends, or filling out your bracket online.

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