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
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.
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.
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.
© 2013 Star Tribune