16th-seeded Liberty takes on 16th-seeded North Carolina A&T in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at University of Dayton Arena on Tuesday. Tipoff is at 6:40 p.m. ET and you can catch it on truTV.
The 27 points and seven rebounds by John Caleb Sanders helped the Flames to an 87-76 victory over Charleston Southern on Mar. 10. He paces the team in points per game with 14.2, and assists per game with 3.5. For the Aggies, Lamont Middleton put up 13 points in the 57-54 win over Morgan State on Mar. 16. He is averaging 12.4 points per game in addition to a team-best 2.3 assists per game. North Carolina A&T ranks second in their conference in free throw rate at 42.5, which also places them 31st in the country.
StatSmack! Liberty is better than North Carolina A&T
The Big South has 7 teams - Virginia Military Institute (78.2), Charleston Southern (73.9), North Carolina-Asheville (71.8), High Point (71.7), Campbell (69.2), Liberty (69.1), and Longwood (68.8) - that score more per game than the MEAC leader, Morgan State (67.7).
The Liberty rebounding leader (JR Coronado, 288 rebounds) has more rebounds than the North Carolina A&T rebounding leader (Austin Witter, 236 rebounds).