Published: Sun, March 18, 2018
Sport | By Fredrick Flores

Villanova's Path to a third NCAA Championship

Villanova's Path to a third NCAA Championship

No. 1 seed Villanova will take on No. 16 Radford in the NCAA Tournament on Thursday, but the Wildcats won't be wearing the jerseys of a favorite.

For the sixth time in as many seasons, the Northeast Conference champion will be represented in Dayton as the LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds (18-16, 10-8 NEC) make their first tournament appearance since 2013. So you have to figure out, how did they play when they played bigger-time teams and how did they play in their league?

Radford was up 30-28 at halftime after leading by as many as nine points in the first period.

(8) Virginia Tech vs. (9) Alabama - This is a great matchup between two teams that have shown that they can play with anybody in the nation when they are at the top of their games.

The 2018 NCAA Tournament tips off tonight with the First Four match-up between the Radford Highlanders and Brooklyn LIU Blackbirds on TruTV.

On the season, Radford basketball averages 67.5 points, 34.7 rebounds and 12.3 assists per game.

Trump win due to 'backward' states, Hillary Clinton suggests
She also paid a visit where the famous Maheshwari sarees are weaved and took a boat ride on the banks of Narmada River. She said it was shameful that the USA was the only country which was now not in the Paris agreement on climate change.

'American Idol' contestant kissed Katy Perry...and didn't like it
In the current climate of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, the ill-gotten kiss sparked a lot of dissent from " Idol " audiences. Glazed responded, "I have never been in a relationship and I can't kiss a girl without being in a relationship".

Dog Bound for Kansas on United Airlines Flight Ends Up in Japan
Swindle and her family still don't understand exactly how their German Shepherd, Irgo , ended up across the ocean. United Airlines is once again under heavy fire after it mistakenly flew a Kansas-bound German Shepherd to Japan .

It's nice that Radford won a game in the tournament, but it's going to quickly come to an end here. Junior guard Phil Booth, who missed seven games with a hand injury earlier this season, is also a major threat but must recover from an 0-for-5 shooting effort in the Big East final.

In the Big East tournament semifinals against Butler, all of the Wildcats' starters scored in double digits. After a thrilling win on Tuesday against the LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds, the Highlanders were hoping to carry that momentum over into Thursday against the Wildcats, even if it seemed like an absolute long shot. They got hot when it counted, having won a season-high five straight.

"I never tell those guys, 'You shouldn't come here, ' " said Wright, who has seen only Toronto Raptors star Kyle Lowry declare for the National Basketball Association draft before completing his junior season.

Live streaming for the First Four is available via NCAA March Madness Live. The Wildcats shot a shade under 59 percent (.596, 31-of-52) in cruising past the Highlanders in the first ever meeting between the two programs. I believe that No. 1 Villanova has the easiest road of any top-seeded team and that the South is the second-easiest bracket overall behind the West. It's most effective in a quick turnaround game. He averaged just under 20 points per game and is a dynamic off-the-dribble creator. Radford is led by Ed Polite Jr. (13.5), Carlik Jones (11.8) and Donald Hicks (7.9).

JoJo Cooper scored seven points and grabbed four rebounds, but he was held to just one assist against four turnovers.

Like this: