Radford stifles LIU-Brooklyn in First Four

  • Radford stifles LIU-Brooklyn in First Four

Radford stifles LIU-Brooklyn in First Four

Carlik Jones had a substantial and loud cheering section at University of Dayton Arena, a lot of folks traveling about an hour up Interstate 75 from his Cincinnati hometown to see him play for Radford in a First Four game.

"We remained calm", Polite said. Both teams were plagued by turnovers. When looking at how many favorites have been knocked out in the first round as a No. 2 seed, it's only a matter of time before a No. 16 seed pulls off the unthinkable by becoming the first team to finally earn a win.

Radford then responded with nine unanswered points topped off by a three-pointer by Travis Fields Jr. that gave Radford a 44-38 with 13:39 left in the game. "I thought it had something to do with it, but I wouldn't say that that was the end-all-be-all to why we came out on the losing end".

And when Holland picked up fouls, Darius Bolstad, who didn't play in the Big South Conference tournament, made the most of his short time with a basket that pushed the lead back to nine halfway through the second half.

The madness begins Tuesday night. Radford next faces East Region No. 1 seed Villanova in the first round of the tournament on Thursday.

St. Bonaventure set a school record with its 26th win. Adams - who missed 14 of his first 15 shots - closed it out in the final 49 seconds. They had trouble making shots against the Bonnies' zone defense and had 20 turnovers, a disappointing ending to a season that started with an global incident in which the freshmen Jalen Hill, Cody Riley and LiAngelo Ball were accused of shoplifting during a trip to China in November.

U.C.L.A.'s Aaron Holiday led the Pac-12 in scoring but struggled some in the First Four game. Darius Bolstad, a Landstown High School alumnus, scored two points in two minutes of action.

Adams is the Bonnies' all-time leading scorer as a guard but had a rough time as well until the final minute.

The three big men helped hold LIU star Joel Hernandez, a wide and physical 6-foot-3 guard, to eight points and two rebounds.