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 State Champion Wrestler Dalton Voyles from Pacific High School. Dalton won the class 3 title at 182 pounds with a 6-2 decision over Zach Courtoise of Kearney Saturday at the University of Missouri-Columbia. It caps off a tremendous season for Dalton with a 56-2 record. Dalton, who is very good on his feet, took control early in the bout in securing the win over Courtoise.

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Paul Stastny netted the game-winner with 5:40 to play to give the Blues a 2-1 win over the Oilers at Rexall Place. Dmitrij Jaskin found the back of the net as well and Brian Elliot had 21 saves. The victory was St. Louis's fourth straight on the road. Ben Scrivens gave up both goals on 27 shots for Edmonton, which has dropped five of its last seven. Justin Schultz scored the Oilers' lone goal in the loss.