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North Carolina A wins thriller against Liberty in First Four
By Jeff Wallner, THE XCHANGE March 19, 2013
Jeremy Underwood scored 19 points and Bruce Beckford added 16 to help North Carolina A end Liberty’s improbable NCAA tournament trip with a 73 72 victory in Tuesday’s opening game of the First Four. The Aggies advance to face No. at Lexington’s Rupp Arena. Davon Marshall led Liberty with 22 points, and John Caleb Sanders added 21 for the Flames (15 21) but missed a potential winning shot at the buzzer. State last Saturday. “The Bed Intruder Song,” by Antoine Dodson and the Gregory Brothers was one of the most viewed videos on YouTube this summer. The song stemmed as a result of a live television news report involving a man who attacked Dodson’s sister in Huntsville, Alabama that later went viral. The Aggies advance to face No. at Lexington’s Rupp Arena. Davon Marshall led Liberty with 22 points, and John Caleb Sanders added 21 for the Flames (15 21) but missed a potential winning shot at the buzzer. Lamont Middleton added 14 points for A (19 16)Lady Monarchs hang on for 79 65 win vs. After allowing the opening points by Jaquayla Berry on a jumper just 10 seconds into the contest, Old Dominion ran off a 14 1 run,
capped by Jasmine Parker’s basket at the 16:15 mark for a 14 3 lead. RECORDS/LAST WEEK: Hampton, 4 1, 2 0 in MEAC, lost to Southern 21 6; North Carolina A 3 1, 1 0 in MEAC, defeated Norfolk State 28 14. SERIES: Hampton leads 15 12. LAST MEETING: Hampton defeated North Carolina A 23 10 last season. No. WHERE: Armstrong Stadium. RADIO: WHOV/88.1 FM. WHY IS THIS GAME IMPORTANT? Hampton is such a monumental favorite that one is tempted to say the only importance of this game is that it is the Pirates’ home and Mid Eastern Athletic Conference opener. But if the game indeed turns lopsided, it gives Coach Joe Taylor the opportunity to build badly needed depth.