Mount St. Mary's won its first NCAA tournament game in school history, topping Coppin State 69-60 in the play-in game. Diminutive sophomore Jeremy Goode led the scrappy Mountaineers with 21 points, including four critical free throws in the final minute. Coppin State led the entire first half, then began misfiring late, including a five-minute scoreless stretch.
The Eagles, whose record was 4-19 in February before they rallied to 16-20 (and the Mid-Eastern Athletic tourney title), were the first 20-loss team to play in the tournament. Mount St. Mary is now 1-2 in tournament play; their next stop is Raleigh, where they hope to unseat top seed and local superpower UNC.