NCAA Tournament Radford vs Villanova

Isaac Cain
March 19, 2018

"The Big Dance" is also another name for the NCAA basketball tournament, but there are different theories about why.

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Jalen Brunson scored 16 points and East Region No. 1 seed Villanova had little trouble dispatching No. 16 Radford 87-61 Thursday at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. Each of these teams has been chosen to reach at least the Sweet 16 in 2% or more of the brackets.

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Kentucky (25-10) advances to the second round where it will face the victor of Thursday night's South Region game between fourth-seeded Arizona and 13th-seeded Buffalo.

If the lower seeds reign supreme in the round of 64, the Wildcats could have an even easier path to San Antonio.

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Virginia would be better off facing Kentucky's youth, as the Cavaliers stand a better chance of rattling Kevin Knox and Co. with their defensive pressure.

The First Four matchups of the tournament will conclude on Wednesday night as N.C. Central vs. Texas Southern and Arizona State vs. Syracuse games take place in Dayton, Ohio.

No. 4 Arizona vs.

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No. 2 Duke vs. Both teams are No. 1 seeds at the moment.

Williams hit a 3-pointer with 1:36 remaining and converted the free throw when fouled on the play to break a tie at 70, and after a South Dakota State miss converted all three free throws when fouled on a 3-point attempt with 55 seconds left for a 77-70 lead.

Of course, a week from now everyone will be rooting for that one Final Four team they've got left to hang on after a wild first weekend of the tournament...or something like that.

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