Radford Highlanders center Randy Phillips (32) dunks against LIU-Brooklyn during a First Four game.
March Madness has officially begun.
Radford beat LIU-Brooklyn 71-61 on Tuesday in the first of the First Four games in Dayton, Ohio.
After winning the matchup of No. 16 seeds, the Highlanders will take on No. 1 seed Villanova in Pittsburgh.
The victory was the first for Radford in NCAA tournament play.
Box score: Radford 71, LIU-Brooklyn 61
More to come
Radford forward Ed Polite Jr. (24) dunks the ball against LIU-Brooklyn in the first half during the First Four.
Radford forward Ed Polite Jr. (24) dunks the ball in the first half against LIU-Brooklyn during the First Four.
Radford guard Christian Bradford (3) goes to the basket over LIU-Brooklyn forward Julius van Sauers (2) during the First Four.
LIU-Brooklyn guard Joel Hernandez (0) shoots against the Radford Highlanders during the First Four.
Source:: Usatoday – Sports