Radford Secures 1st Tourney Win


AP Sports Writer

DAYTON, Ohio — Travis Fields Jr. and Ed Polite Jr. each scored 13 points to lift Radford to its first NCAA Tournament win, 71-61 over LIU Brooklyn in the First Four on Tuesday night.

Carlik Jones added 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Highlanders, who move on to face No. 1 seed Villanova on Thursday in Pittsburgh. Radford, the Big South champion, is making its third tournament appearance and first since 2009.

St. Bonaventure 65 UCLA 58

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Courtney Stockard returned from a hamstring injury and scored 26 points, and Jaylen Adams made a jumper and three free throws in the final minute, rallying St. Bonaventure to a victory over UCLA and its first NCAA Tournament victory in 48 years.


Baylor 80, Wagner 59

WACO, Texas (AP) — Manu Lecomte had no problems with the NIT’s experimental 3-point line, hitting 5 of 8 from distance and scoring 24 points to help Baylor beat Wagner in the first round.

Louisville 66

Northern Kentucky 58

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Deng Adel had 20 points, including 16 during Louisville’s hot-shooting second half that rallied the Cardinals past Northern Kentucky in a first-round NIT game.

Middle Tennessee 91

Vermont 64

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Giddy Potts made six 3-pointers and scored 25 points, Nick King had 16 points and 12 rebounds for his 11th double-double of the season and Middle Tennessee used an 18-0 third-quarter run to roll past Vermont in the first round of the NIT.

Western Kentucky 79 Boston College 62

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Justin Johnson had his fifth-straight double-double with 19 points and 12 rebounds to lead Western Kentucky to a win over Boston College on in a first-round game of the NIT.

Notre Dame 84

Hampton 63

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Martinas Geben and T.J. Gibbs combined for 35 points, Bonzie Colson had a double-double and Notre Dame cruised to a win over Hampton on in the opening round of the NIT.

Oklahoma State 80 FGCU 68

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Jeffrey Carroll scored 12 of his 18 points at the free-throw line and Oklahoma State made 32 at the stripe to beat Florida Gulf Coast in the NIT.