Lipkins did much more than drain the crucial shot.
With the Golden Eagles trailing 60-55, Lipkins hit a jumper to cut the Concord (11-9, 7-9) lead to three with 4:50 left, and on the next UC possession, found Evan Faulkner for an open 3 to tie the game.
UC forged ahead 62-61 and with 2 minutes left, and Lipkins found Hayden Annett, who buried another huge 3-pointer to give the Golden Eagles a four-point lead.
"Those were some big time shots," Lipkins said. "Everybody was clutch in the time of need. Hayden is one of our best shooters. He is one of the best shooters in the league. When he is open, there is no possibility I'm not going to get him the ball at the three point arc."
"That's what an NCAA Tournament team does," McBride said. "They made big shots. When its crunch times, Faulkner's was big, Annett's was bit, and obviously Lipkins. Good offense beats good defense."
To go along with Lipkins' big night, Fred Simpson tallied career highs in points (11) and rebounds (10), earning his first double-double of the season for UC. Faulkner added 16 points.
For Concord, Beckley graduate Damien Tunstalle scored 14 points and grabbed seven rebounds while Mike Boyd and Jordan Davis added 13 points each.