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 last night, leading Florida A&M to a 72-57 victory over Lehigh in the play-in game in Dayton, Ohio.
The Rattlers (15-16) will make the one-hour drive to Columbus for a first-round game Friday against Kentucky.
Woods, who bruised his thigh in the Mid-Eastern Atlantic tournament title game Saturday, had trouble making shots in the first half, but finished 5 of 10 from behind the arc with 21 points.
Tony Tate also hurt his leg in a pileup. He finished with 9 points on 1-of-8 shooting.
Lehigh (20-11) led for less than a minute in its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1988.
UMass-Lowell 63, Bryant 62 -- Senior Elad Inbar scored 11 points, inlcuding the winning jump shot with 4.2 seconds left, to lift the host River Hawks (28-5) over the Bulldogs in the Division 2 Northeast Regional championship. Lowell will play Humboldt State next Wednesday in the NCAA quarterfinals.
James Whyte led Lowell with 16 points, including a 4-for-6 effort from the 3-point line. Romuald Augustin led Bryant (23-10) with 16 points.
Boston University has an opening-round date at the University of Rhode Island tonight at 7:30 . . . Nate Johnson made a running layup with 11 seconds left last night to give Nebraska a 71-70 victory over Creighton in Omaha . . . Anthony Drejaj hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give Saint Louis a 70-69 comeback victory over Iowa in St. Charles, Mo. . . . Daniel Horton scored 20 points as host Michigan beat Missouri, 65-64.