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NCAA Tournament First Four: North Carolina A&T, St. Mary's advance

North Carolina A&T became the first team to move on after a First Four victory on Tuesday, narrowly escaping Liberty. St. Mary's advanced a few hours later with a victory over Middle Tennessee State.

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Jamal Olasewere goes to NCAA Tourney, makes poster

The senior from Silver Spring, Md. made his defender look foolish with a great left handed finish in a first-round NCAA Tournament game.


Where the heck is truTV?

Eight second round games in the NCAA Tournament will be broadcast on truTV this year. Wait, tru what?


First Four Tuesday results

Two of the First Four teams punched their ticket to the round of 64 on Tuesday.


St. Mary's advances past MTSU

St. Mary's advances to the second round after defeating Middle Tennessee in the First Four.


N.C. A&T advances in first round, plays Louisville

N.C. A&T held off a late surge to defeat Liberty, will play Louisville on Thursday.


North Carolina A&T putting the heat on Liberty

The NCAA Tournament begins in Dayton, OH with North Carolina A&T leading Liberty, 40-33. The full court press of NC A&T has given the Flames fits, but the three-point shooting of Davon Marshall has kept the game within reach.

Marshall's second three-pointer of the game broke Seth Curry's single-season record for treys by a Liberty player. The 5'11 junior now has 104 on the season and 11 points in the game thus far. John Caleb Sanders also has a trifecta from downtown in a game rife with long-range shooting. Both teams have combined for 24 attempts, hitting 11 of them.

Leading the way for NC A&T is forward Bruce Beckford, who has 12 points on six-of-seven shooting. Austin Witter and Jeremy Underwood each have a pair of threes.

NC A&T entered the tournament as an automatic bid, having won the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament over Morgan State. The Aggies finished the regular season just 8-8 in conference play, but got hot during the tourney and earned their bid.

Liberty had an even more unlikely journey to the tourney. After starting the season 1-10, the Flames stumbled to a 6-10 record in Big South play. Despite that, Liberty knocked off three of the top four seeds in the tournament to clinch a spot in the first round of The Big Dance.

The winner plays tournament No. 1 overall seed Louisville on Thursday at 6:50 p.m. ET.

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