Radford advances in NCAA tournament, taking on Villanova Thursday

(Radford University)

DAYTON, Ohio (WSET) -- Radford University won its first NCAA Tournament game in school history Tuesday, defeating LIU Brooklyn 71-61 in the "First Four" in Dayton, Ohio.

With the win over the Blackbirds, Radford advances to face the number 1 seed in the East, Villanova.

That game is set for 6:50 Thursday night at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. The Highlanders extend their win streak to 8.

Radford improves to 23-and-12 on the season, setting a new single-season school record with win number 23.

The Highlanders take on Villanova at 6:50, the game will be broadcast on TNT.

After that matchup, Virginia Tech and Alabama will follow at approximately 9:20 on the same court.

This season is the 20th anniversary of Radford’s first NCAA Tournament appearance.

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