Buzzer beater lifts Radford into the NCAA tournament

Redshirt freshman Carlik Jones on Sunday hit a buzzer-beating three, lifting the Radford Highlanders to a 55-52 victory over Liberty for Big South conference tournament title.

Jones’ rainbow boosts Virginia-based Radford into the NCAA tournament for the first time in nine years.

Over the past two days, five teams have won conference tournaments to secure automatic bids.

Here’s a list of the qualifiers:

Ohio Valley — Murray State (26-5)

Missouri Valley – Loyola-Chicago (28-5)

Big Ten — Michigan (28-7)

Big South — Radford (22-12)

Atlantic Sun — Lipscomb (23-9)