No team in NCAA history has ever knocked off a No. 1 seed in the big dance, and while there's a good chance that Villanova will have little trouble getting by Radford when seeing how the two teams compare on paper, Wright knows his team can't afford to have this kind of mindset.
Louisville 66, Northern Kentucky 58 - At Louisville, Ky.: Deng Adel had 20 points, including 16 during Louisville's hot-shooting second half that rallied the Cardinals past Northern Kentucky in a first-round NIT game.
Regardless, Radford has come a long ways since it lost 26 games in Jones' debut season and played two scholarships short the following two years.
Here are the game details for tonight's First Four match-up and the official beginning of the 2018 NCAA Tournament and March Madness. Then again, if Villanova picks up right where they left off in the Big East tournament with their tough style of play, they should be just fine against Radford.
The First Four games have an illustrious history, with one of the participants winning multiple games in the tournament since the field expanded to include the games in 2011.
Radford led 30-28 at the end of a sloppy first half after leading by as many as nine.
LIU's Jashaun Agosto led all scorers with 16 points as he added seven assists and six boards in 36 minutes.
Being a member of the Atlantic 10, the Bonnies are very familiar with playing at UD Arena, the latest on January 3, in a game Saint Bonaventure lost to the Dayton Flyers. After a first-round win over Lafayette, the Wildcats fell to No. 9 seed North Carolina State, 71-68, in the second round.
A lot of LIU's success can be chalked up to senior guard Joel Hernandez, who had a monster 32-point effort against Wagner in the NEC title game. Radford seemed to me to be the superior team led by big-men Ed Polite Jr. and Randy Phillips.