Florida A&M wins date with top-seed Kentucky

Wednesday, March 17, 2004

DAYTON, Ohio -- The NCAA tournament's only team with a losing record is moving up its bracket.

Terrence Woods, the nation's most prolific 3-point shooter, found his touch in the second half Tuesday, leading Florida A&M to a 72-57 victory over Lehigh in the play-in game.

The Rattlers (15-16) will make the one-hour drive to Columbus for a first-round game Friday against Kentucky, hoping to do much better than their three play-in predecessors.

Northwestern State, Siena and North Carolina-Asheville fell hard in their first-round games against top seeds, losing by an average of 26 points.

Woods, who led the nation this season with 129 3-pointers, finished 5-of-10 from behind the arc with 21 points..

Lehigh (20-11) led for less than a minute in its first NCAA tournament appearance since 1988. The Patriot League winner fell to 0-14 in the NCAA tournament.

Austen Rowland, the Patriot League's player of the year, was just 3-of-14 from the field for eight points. Kevin Tempest led Lehigh with 13.

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