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NCAA First Four: LIU Brooklyn vs. Radford

Travis Fields Jr. and Ed Polite Jr. each scored 13 points to lift Radford to its first-ever NCAA Tournament win, 71-61 over LIU Brooklyn in the First Four on March 13, 2018. Radford next faces East Region No. 1 seed Villanova in the first round of the tournament on Thursday.

Randy Phillips #32 of the Radford Highlanders past
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Randy Phillips #32 of the Radford Highlanders past Zach Coleman #5 of the Long Island Blackbirds during the first half of the First Four game in the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at UD Arena on March 13, 2018 in Dayton, Ohio.

Zach Coleman #5 of the Long Island Blackbirds
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Zach Coleman #5 of the Long Island Blackbirds and Devonnte Holland #15 of the Radford Highlanders battle for the ball during the second half of the First Four game in the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at UD Arena on March 13, 2018 in Dayton, Ohio.

Christian Bradford #3 of the Radford Highlanders handles
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Christian Bradford #3 of the Radford Highlanders handles the ball on offense against the Long Island Blackbirds during the second half of the First Four game in the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at UD Arena on March 13, 2018 in Dayton, Ohio.

Carlik Jones #1 of the Radford Highlanders handles
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Carlik Jones #1 of the Radford Highlanders handles the ball on offense against the Long Island Blackbirds during the second half of the First Four game in the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at UD Arena on March 13, 2018 in Dayton, Ohio.

Jashaun Agosto #3 of the Long Island Blackbirds
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Jashaun Agosto #3 of the Long Island Blackbirds attempts a lay up past Christian Bradford #3 of the Radford Highlanders during the first half of the First Four game in the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at UD Arena on March 13, 2018 in Dayton, Ohio.

Julian Batts #1 of the Long Island Blackbirds
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Julian Batts #1 of the Long Island Blackbirds looks to pass against the Radford Highlanders during the first half of the First Four game in the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at UD Arena on March 13, 2018 in Dayton, Ohio.

LIU Brooklyn's Julian Batts, right, drives against Radford's
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LIU Brooklyn's Julian Batts, right, drives against Radford's Carlik Jones during the first half of a First Four game of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in Dayton, Ohio.

A Radford Highlanders cheerleader performs during the first
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A Radford Highlanders cheerleader performs during the first half of the First Four game between the Radford Highlanders and the Long Island Blackbirds in the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at UD Arena on March 13, 2018 in Dayton, Ohio.

The Radford Highlanders bench reacts against the Long
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The Radford Highlanders bench reacts against the Long Island Blackbirds during the first half of the First Four game in the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at UD Arena on March 13, 2018 in Dayton, Ohio.

Jashaun Agosto of LIU Brooklyn handles the ball
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Jashaun Agosto of LIU Brooklyn handles the ball on offense against Radford during the first half of the First Four game in the NCAA Tournament at UD Arena on March 13, 2018 in Dayton, Ohio.

Radford's Randy Phillips (32) and LIU Brooklyn's Julius
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Radford's Randy Phillips (32) and LIU Brooklyn's Julius van Sauers (2) tip off during the first half of a First Four game of the NCAA Tournament at UD Arena on March 13, 2018 in Dayton, Ohio.

Devonnte Holland of the Radford Highlanders is fouled
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Devonnte Holland of the Radford Highlanders is fouled by Julius van Sauers of the Long Island Blackbirds in the first half of the First Four game in the NCAA Tournament at UD Arena on March 13, 2018 in Dayton, Ohio.

Ed Polite Jr. #24 of the Radford Highlanders
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Ed Polite Jr. #24 of the Radford Highlanders attempts to dunk past Zach Coleman #5 of the Long Island Blackbirds during the first half of the First Four game in the NCAA Tournament at UD Arena on March 13, 2018 in Dayton, Ohio.

LIU Brooklyn's Jashaun Agosto (3) lays up a
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LIU Brooklyn's Jashaun Agosto (3) lays up a shot during the first half of a First Four game of the NCAA Tournament at UD Arena on March 13, 2018 in Dayton, Ohio.

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