LIU Brooklyn, Radford match up in First Four — March Madness

2018 NCAA tournament preview: No. 16 LIU Brooklyn

Like Wright, Huggins has coached in two Final Fours - one each with WVU and Cincinnati. They have six players averaging double-digit points, led by future National Basketball Association guys Jalen Brunson (19.4 ppg), the Big East Player of the Year, and Mikal Bridges (18.0).

Villanova's chances Villanova is the favorite to win its region. Sexton propelled the Crimson Tide into the tournament with his game-winning bucket against Texas A&M in the first round of the SEC Tournament. Two others scored in double figures. The shot was the 12th 3-pointer of the game and the 400th of the season for the Wildcats.

The Wildcats turned an NCAA Tournament game into a glorified scrimmage. So why do the Jayhawks feel like a No. 1 seed that's a second-class citizen in its own region? "My wife's rooting like insane for Penn", he said. Here are three things you should know about the Wildcats heading into the Big Dance.

Who's the No. 1 seed?

Who could forget the most memorable game of the season when Alabama took on Minnesota with three players?

The Wildcats are also healthy for the first time since early December. Junior guard Aaron Holiday was the main contributor to that onslaught, scoring UCLA's first eight points off three makes.

Villanova started 13 of 16 and held a 41-21 advantage with 1:11 until halftime. For those who struggle with math, that's a crisp 81 percent. Now, Jalen Brunson, Mikal Bridges and Phil Booth-with senior support from Tom Leibig and Matt Kennedy-are in charge. They beat Wisconsin in 2001 as a No. 11 seed and shocked Baylor 57-56 in 2015 as a No. 14 seed. "But this team right here is special", Bradford said. "We never thought in our mind that we couldn't come back". They hung around tournament teams Ohio State, losing 82-72, and Nevada, losing 77-62, in the regular season.

This is March Madness though, anything can happen. Jones' thunderbolt of a pull-up 3-pointer as time expired gave the Highlanders a 55-52 victory over Liberty in the Big South title game and sent them to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2009. Radford was picked to finish seventh in the Big South preseason poll but earned the No. 2 seed in the conference tournament. Holland scored a basket in the paint on Radford's next drive to push the lead to 7 with 2:42 left.

Villanova: Will try to avoid another first-weekend upset. And Villanova could be in cruise control during the second half, when it make sense to downshift a bit and get a little bit of extra rest for the starters.

Over the next eight minutes, Villanova would embark on a 19-1 run to break the game open.

Paschall led the Wildcats with 29 minutes played. It was the 20th time in 35 outings this season that the 'Cats converted a dozen or more triples in a contest. Check out OddsShark on Twitter and Instagram or head to YouTube for more betting picks and analysis on this week's top games. The Radford cheerleaders and the fans cheered on. Jones has a theory; "They're young".

Related:

  • Archbishop of Canterbury fears dropping ring during Harry and Meghan's wedding

    Archbishop of Canterbury fears dropping ring during Harry and Meghan's wedding

    ReutersMeghan Markle arrived at Westminster Abbey after she was baptised by the archbishop of Canterbury earlier this month. Prince Harry has reportedly refused to sign a prenup ahead of his May 19 wedding to American actress Meghan Markle .
    No. 7 seed Rhode Island ousts Young, Oklahoma in OT

    No. 7 seed Rhode Island ousts Young, Oklahoma in OT

    Fatts Russell had a career-high 15, Cyril Langevine had 14 points and 10 rebounds and Jared Terrell scored 13 for the Rams. URI got the job done with a balanced offensive effort, with Matthews leading four double-digit scorers with 16 points.
    Manchester United v Sevilla talking points

    Manchester United v Sevilla talking points

    The Reds boss felt that his side were deserving of more for their response after going 2-0 down in just 24 minutes. With Pogba missing, Mourinho could well go for the same starting line-up as we saw against Liverpool .
  • J&K: Anwar Khan of BJP Attacked by Terrorists in Pulwama, Policeman Injured

    J&K: Anwar Khan of BJP Attacked by Terrorists in Pulwama, Policeman Injured

    A Bharatiya Janata Party leader was attacked by terrorists on Thursday on the outskirts of Srinagar , triggering a gunfight. He asked police officials to also recognise the service of PSO and favoured enhancing security of BJP leaders in the Valley.
    Ireland unaffected by Jones remarks - Schmidt

    Ireland unaffected by Jones remarks - Schmidt

    Later in the event he referred to Ireland's 13-9 win in Dublin previous year which stopped England winning the Grand Slam . Jones' jibes are also likely to lead to accusations of hypocrisy.
    Ex-Raiders CB Sean Smith Pleads Guilty to Assault, Begins Prison Sentence

    Ex-Raiders CB Sean Smith Pleads Guilty to Assault, Begins Prison Sentence

    But he never played up to that level and the Raiders have chose to cut him instead of paying him $8.5 million this year. He allowed opposing quarterbacks to post a 116.5 passer rating when targeting him in 2016, according to SportRadar.
  • Saudi Arabia's crown prince: If Iran develops nuclear bomb, so will we

    Saudi Arabia's crown prince: If Iran develops nuclear bomb, so will we

    Trump on Tuesday nominated Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo as the next secretary of state. Saudi Arabia will develop a nuclear bomb if Iran does so, says Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman .
    Dolphins plan to release Suh

    Dolphins plan to release Suh

    He has a reputation for needless penalties and dirty play, while his aloof personality raised questions about his leadership. Suh carried a salary-cap number of $26.1 million for the 2018 season, including a base salary of $16.985 million.

    National Football League notebook: Packers trade Randall to Browns for QB Kizer

    The former Notre Dame quarterback started 15 games as a rookie with the Browns , but he apparently has been identified by new G.M. The 25-year-old led the league in receptions last season and will look to turn around a substandard Cleveland offence.
  • Cheltenham Festival: Native River ready to challenge Might Bite's date with history

    Cheltenham Festival: Native River ready to challenge Might Bite's date with history

    For Johnson, it was a significant triumph 18 years after he won the race for the first time aboard Looks Like Trouble. Might Bite won the Grade 1 RSA Novices' Chase here in 2017 despite almost veering off the track after the last fence.
    Mauricio Pellegrino: Sacked Southampton boss says 'many reasons' for struggles

    Mauricio Pellegrino: Sacked Southampton boss says 'many reasons' for struggles

    Southampton have won just one of their last 17 league matches and have only eight games to save their top-flight status. He did, however, drive the club to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup, where they face a trip to Wigan on Sunday.
    Kate shows off royal baby bump in blue at Commonwealth Day service

    Kate shows off royal baby bump in blue at Commonwealth Day service

    In her message to the gathering, Queen Elizabeth praised the value of "exchanging ideas and seeing life from other perspectives". One well-wisher spoke to Ms Markle about her upcoming wedding to which she admitted she is "very, very excited".

Comments

Latest news

Trump welcomed refusal of wind farm
Clearly his version of events in his jokey format yesterday does not tally with what his office clarified to be the case last night", he said.

I've Got Players - Mauricio Pochettino Confident of Covering Harry Kane Absence
The striker is expected to be back in training at some point next month, although the derby with Chelsea on April 1 is likely to be too soon.

Chung Hyeon Advances to Quarterfinals of BNP Paribas Open
He dominated Cuevas to take a 6-1, 5-0 lead, before the Uruguayan, ranked 34th, battled back to break Chung twice and make it 5-3. Federer is chasing a record sixth title in the desert. " Just playing really fast and good serve , good baseline", he said.

'A Wrinkle in Time:' A weak adaptation of a classic novel
I can honestly say I hated myself growing up, just like Meg, and like her, I wanted to come back to myself as someone different. That being said, there are certain situations in which you can't avoid it, situations in which that word fits perfectly.

Plastic particles found in 'brand after brand' of bottled water study
The analysis was performed by Professor of Chemistry Sherri Mason and her team at her lab at the State University of NY . Mason points out people can choose to not buy water in a plastic bottle , and to carry a refillable bottle instead.

Spanish Consumer Price Index Rises In February
Consumer prices increased at a modest pace in February, underscoring that inflation pressures appear to be muted for now. What happened: The rise in the cost of living last month was largely the result of higher rent and home prices.

Kitty Hawk is trialing self-piloting Air Taxi in New Zealand
In other words, unless you live in New Zealand, don't necessarily count on climbing into an autonomous air taxi anytime soon. Kitty Hawk performed tests there beginning last October in collaboration with the New Zealand government.

Colts' chances for Saquon Barkley improve after Browns sign Carlos Hyde
In four National Football League seasons, Mitchell has 11 starts, including nine last season when he had four interceptions. Hyde, 27, is the initial answer to the loss of Isaiah Crowell , who agreed to terms on a three-year deal on Tuesday night.

Six killed in Raiwind explosion claimed by Tehreek-e-Taliban
Haider Ashraf, Lahore police chief, said that evidence collected from the scene suggested it was a suicide attack. Security has been tightened following the attack and all exit and entry points to the vicinity have been secured.

Bayern Munich knocks Besiktas out of Champions League
With 18 minutes gone, Bayern captain Thomas Mueller swung in a cross and the Spain worldwide thumped the ball home from close range.

BEHAR'S REGRET: Joy Behar FINALLY Apologizes After MOCKING Millions of Christians
The next day a somber Pence responded that such an attack on Christian prayer "was just wrong". "She called me. He said he told her that it was also important to apologize to all that were upset by what she said.

Man United's shock defeat to Sevilla demonstrates Mourinho is out of touch
Fellaini would come nowhere close to getting into the best United teams but right now, Mourinho believes he needs him. It would be naïve to think that they will not fight in this game.

Aust 'weak' on Myanmar atrocities at UN
One of the team probing possible acts of genocide said Facebook had "turned into a beast". Some were burned alive in their homes - often the elderly, disabled and young children.

Five Teams To Watch This Offseason, Part Five of Five: Arizona Cardinals
After five seasons plagued with knee injuries and a losing record of 18-30-1, Bradford was shipped to the Philadelphia Eagles . He has spent the last two seasons with Minnesota but only played two games in the 2017 season after becoming injured.

Border Wall Prototypes Finally Revealed As Donald Trump Visits Mexico-US Line
Trump also noted that he owns property in California - a home in Beverly Hills and a golf club in Rancho Palos Verdes. Hai Do was the editor. "In 2019, we want to give you your largest pay raise in over a decade", Trump promised.

Other news