Sports
7:33 am
Wed March 20, 2013

NC A&T Celebrates First NCAA Tournament Victory

North Carolina A&T has its first ever NCAA Tournament victory.  The Aggies narrowly defeated Liberty University, 73-72, last night to advance.  A last-second shot by Liberty missed as time expired to preserve the A&T win. 

NC A & T basketball player Adrian Powell at the free throw line.
NC A&T's Adrian Powell shoots from the free throw line.
Credit NC A&T Sports Information

Before last night, the Aggies had never won in nine trips to the tournament.  Head coach Cy Alexander said his team didn't fold under pressure.

"I thought our young men showed a lot of resilience because Liberty didn't back down and we would go up a little bit and they would keep coming back," Alexander said.

"And I thought our defense again got a couple of turnovers for us and allowed us several breakaway opportunities."

Jeremy Underwood led the Aggies in scoring with 19 points.  North Carolina A&T will now travel to Lexington, Kentucky to take on the Midwest Region's top-seeded Louisville.