Matthew Dellavedova #4 of the St. Mary's Gaels celebrates with teammates in the first half against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders during the first round of the 2013 NCAA tournament at University of Dayton Arena on March 19, 2013 in …
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DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - 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.
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