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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.

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Where the heck is truTV?

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

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First Four Tuesday results

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

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St. Mary's advances past MTSU

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

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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.

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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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Craig Sager's tie is ready for March Madness

The NCAA Tournament's "First Four" begin play Tuesday on truTV. Analyst Craig Sager was ready for it.

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Multiple First Four teams end tourney drought

Each of four First Four games features a team that hasn't been to the NCAA Tournament since 1995, the four longest droughts in the NCAA Tournament.

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