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Tuesday's NCAA play-in games

  • March 19, 2013 - 12:06 AM

LIBERTY VS. NORTH CAROLINA A&T

Winner is 16th seed in Midwest Regional

5:40 p.m. Tuesday in Dayton, Ohio • truTV

FLAMES (15-20)

Coach: Dale Layer.

Entry: Big South champion.

Player to watch: John Caleb Sanders (14.2 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 3.5 apg).

Notable: Only the second team to make the tournament with 20 losses, the Flames pulled off a major upset over Charleston Southern to make this game.

AGGIES (19-16)

Coach: Cy Alexander.

Entry: Mid-Eastern Athletic champion.

Player to watch: Adrian Powell (12.5 ppg, 5.0 rpg).

Notable: The Aggies hadn’t won more than two games in a row all season before running the table in the conference tournament as the seventh seed.

 

 

MIDDLE TENNESSEE ST. VS. ST. MARY’S

Winner is 11th seed in Midwest Regional

8:10 p.m. Tuesday in Dayton, Ohio • truTV

BLUE RAIDERS (28-5)

Coach: Kermit Davis.

Entry: Sun Belt at-large.

Player to watch: Marcos Knight (12.5 ppg, 5.8 rpg).

Notable: Middle Tennessee State dominated the Sun Belt before losing to Florida International in the league tournament, ending a 17-game winning streak.

GAELS (27-6)

Coach: Randy Bennett.

Entry: West Coast at-large.

Player to watch: Matthew Dellavedova (15.8 ppg, 6.4 apg).

Notable: The Gaels start and end with Dellavedova. They lost three times to Gonzaga this season, and none were close since St. Mary’s has few interior answers.

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