In the very first game of the 2017 NCAA tournament — a battle of No. 16 seeds — Mount Saint Mary's prevailed over New Orleans, 67-66, in a back-and-forth duel.

The Mountaineers (20-15) advance to play top overall seed Villanova on Thursday at 7:10 p.m. on CBS.

Junior Robinson, a lightning quick 5-foot-5 guard, led all scorers with 23 points.