6:40 PM ET, March 19, 2013
University of Dayton Arena, Dayton, OH
North Carolina A&T holds off Liberty for first NCAA tournament win
DAYTON, Ohio -- After more than 30 years of trying, North Carolina A&T finally has an NCAA win.To do it, the Aggies had to survive one last, harrowing, close call.
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DAYTON, OH - MARCH 19: Adrian Powell #1 of the North Carolina A&T Aggies drives for a shot attempt in the first...(Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||27-52 (.519)||23-54 (.426)|
|3P Made-Attempted||8-18 (.444)||10-23 (.435)|
|FT Made-Attempted||11-19 (.579)||16-18 (.889)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||19 (0/0)||17 (0/0)|
|» Mar 19, 2013||NCAT 73, @LIB 72||Recap|
North Carolina A&T beat Liberty 73-72 in the 1st NCAA Tournament play-in game this season, and we've seen this before. The 1st NCAA Tournament play-in game last season was also determined by 1 point when Western Kentucky beat Miss. Valley State 59-58.
North Carolina A&T's Jeremy Underwood hit his 6 field goals in their win vs Liberty, going 6-for-6 from the field. His 6 FGM is a career-high, and he scored 19 points (2nd most of career). It was also the 1st time in his career to finish a game shooting 100% from the field.
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