First Four Radford vs LIU Brooklyn NCAA Tournament Game 2018

NCAA Tournament Central

NCAA Tournament Central

Christian Bradford #3 of the Radford Highlanders handles the ball on offense against the Long Island Blackbirds during the second half of the First Four game in the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at UD Arena on March 13, 2018 in Dayton, Ohio.

"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 awesome feeling right now", said Jones, who made the buzzer beater to seal the win over Liberty in the Big South Tournament Championship.

Carlik Jones added a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds to go along with seven assists and two steals and Donald Hicks scored 11 points for the Highlanders, who advanced to face second overall seed Villanova in the First Round on Thursday.

Closing things out is a battle between Syracuse (20-13) and Arizona State (20-11) at 9:10 p.m. Syracuse's last tournament appearance was in 2016 when they knocked the Flyers out of contention in the first round before winning the entire region as a 10-seed.

Travis Fields Jr of Radford during the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. The win was Radford's first NCAA Tournament game in the history of the school. With 16:35 left to go, back-to-back 3-pointers gave the Blackbirds a 38-35 lead, their first advantage since they led 3-2 at the 19:17 mark in the first half.

Clark and Hernandez compose the most unsafe pair of scorers in the conference, and collectively averaged 47.0 points per game in LIU Brooklyn's run in its conference tournament.

BOTTOM LINE: Northeast Conference Tournament victor LIU-Brooklyn makes its first appearance in the tournament in five years.

STREAKERS: Radford has won its last seven games.

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.

A lot of LIU's success can be chalked up to senior guard Joel Hernandez, who had a monster 32-point effort against Wagner in the NEC title game.

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