Dayton Ohio was the historic scene for UAlbany’s first ever Division I NCAA victory. The 71-64 win over Mount Saint Mary’s will send them to Orlando to see No. 1 Florida in the second round of the tournament on Thursday at 4:10PM on TBS. North Carolina State also saw a 74-59 win last night over Xavier.
There was an entertaining documentary on ESPN recently about North Carolina State’s unlikely run to an NCAA men’s basketball championship in 1983 where they beat an otherwise unbeatable University of Houston team in the finals. NC State was the ultimate underdog, winning games in the final moments against much deeper competition. And particularly since their coach Jim Valvano’s passing from cancer several years ago, this Wolfpack team has been memorialized as perhaps the most cherished championship team in college basketball history.