DAYTON, OH – Jeremy Underwood was perfect and the North Carolina A&T Aggies had just enough to hold off Liberty and notch a 73-72 win in the opening game of the 2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.
Underwood was six-for-six from the field and scored 19 points to lead the Aggies. Davon Marshall led all scorers with 22 points for the Flames in defeat.
Next up for the victors? A date with #1 overall seed Louisville on Thursday at Rupp Arena in Lexington.
Brad Sham and Kyle Macy called the action on Westwood One Sports.
(Liberty opens up an early 14-8 lead after back-to-back baskets)
(Jeremy Underwood hits a jumper to put NC A&T up 18-16)
(Underwood hits from three for a 30-22 lead)
(Davon Marshall’s triple cuts the Aggies lead to 52-51)
(Underwood’s layup puts A&T up seven, 58-51)
(Underwood hits a jumper and is fouled to make it 68-61)
(Marshall connects again to cut it to 73-70 late)
(The final sequence – North Carolina A&T advances)
(Postgame interview with the Aggies’ Jeremy Underwood)
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