NC A&T, Saint Mary's Grab Wins In NCAA's First Four

North Carolina A&T and Saint Mary's are advancing after the first night of the NCAA Tournament. The 16th-seeded Aggies of North Carolina A&T picked up a 73-72 win over Liberty to move on to the next round. It was the first win in ten tournament appearances for the Aggies. Their reward is a date with the top-overall seed Louisville in Lexington, Kentucky on Thursday. Liberty was just the second team in history to make the Big Dance with 20 losses. The 11th-seeded Saint Mary's Gaels took out Middle Tennessee, 67-54, to continue their run. It's the Gaels' first win in the tournament since making a run to the Sweet 16 in 2010. Saint Mary's will play sixth-seeded Memphis from Auburn Hills, Michigan on Thursday.

The First Four continues on Wednesday night with two more games. Sixteen seeds clash at 6:40 p.m. Eastern as Northeastern Conference champion LIU-Brooklyn takes on Colonial Athletic Association champ James Madison. The winner moves on to play number-one seeded Indiana. In the nightcap, 13th-seeds Boise State and La Salle clash for the right to advance. The winner will meet fourth-seeded Kansas State in the next round.

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Gus Kleekamp with the Washington Post 218 Junior American Legion Baseball Team. Gus pitches, plays shortstop and bats third on the Junior Legion team that won the state championship in Blue Springs over the weekend. He posted the save in a 4-3 win over Festus in the title game. His batting average is .400 with 47-rbi and 47 runs scored.

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The Washington Post 218 Seniors are headed to state. Washington cruised through the zone 1 tournament capping off their run with a 14-9 win over Moberly in the championship game Sunday afternoon. Washington led by 10 into the bottom of the ninth. Matt Miller was the winning pitcher as Washington improved to 33-3 on the season. Ross Seitter, Aaron Meyer and Nate Hillermann all had two hits apiece. Washington banged out 14 as a team.