Friday’s NCAA Tournament schedule saw two former CPA players take center stage.

Junior Craig Bradshaw almost became the belle of the ball as No. 15 Belmont gave No.2 Virginia a scare – trailing 62-60 late in the second half before the Cavaliers pulled away for a 79-67 win.

Bradshaw had a game-high 25 points, sinking 5-of-9 3-pointers. One of which banked off the backboard, causing the former CPA Lion to turn to the play-by-play announcers on his way back down court and yell “I called that.”

If anyone was doubting the intention, his former coach cleared it up.

Later in the day, Freshman Jalen Lindsey took the floor as No. 6 Providence faced No. 11 Dayton. Lindsey played at CPA for three years before transferring to Huntington Prep for his senior year.

He had a solid performance in the Friars’ 66-53 loss to Dayton, making 4-of-8 3-pointers for 12 points.

The Flyers win was the only upset win of the day, causing everyone who felt their bracket was busted yesterday to feel a glimmer of hope they can still pull out a Top 5 finish in their pool.

Eight games are on the schedule today with a pair of Cinderellas tipping off at 11:10 a.m. (No. 14 UAB vs. No. 11 UCLA).

Oddly enough, Tourney favorite Kentucky vs. Cincinnati is the following CBS game at 1:40 p.m.

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