Madness Has Begun 3/20/13
DAYTON, Ohio - Saint Mary's and North Carolina A&T are the first two winners in the NCAA men's basketball tournament.
Matthew Dellavedova scored 22 points and Saint Mary's moved into the second round with a 67-54 win over Middle Tennessee. Dellavedova shot 5-for-7 from three-point range and finished with four assists and six rebounds as the Gaels earned the right to take on sixth-seeded Memphis on Thursday.
North Carolina A&T had been 0-9 all time in the NCAA tournament until backup Jeremy Underwood scored 19 points in the Aggies' 73-72 win over Liberty.
Bruce Beckford had 16 points and Lamont Middleton added 14 to help the 29-5 Aggies earn the right to face top-seeded Louisville Thursday in Lexington, Ky.