Morehead State advances to CBI Championship Series
March 23, 2016
ATHENS, Ohio – Morehead State advanced to the Championship Series of the CBI with a 77-72 win at Ohio.
In earning the win, the Eagles become just the sixth team in CBI history to win two road games in the same season. Morehead State, which won its first round game at Siena, joins UTEP (2009), VCU (2010), Washington State (2012), Santa Clara (2013, 3 road wins), and Fresno State (2014) in accomplishing that feat.
Morehead State (22-12) led by five at intermission, 29-24, and would not yield the lead until a Jordan Dartis layup with 15:32 to play gave the Bobcats a 37-36 lead. The lead seesawed back and forth for the next 12 minutes until Corban Collins hit a three-pointer with 3:34 to play to give the Eagles the lead at 63-61. Morehead State would not trail again.
Xavier Moon led the Eagles with 18 points. Collins and Lyonell Gaines had 14 points apiece with Gaines also pulling down a game-high 13 rebounds. Brent Arrington added 11 points.
Ohio (23-12) was paced by Jaaron Simmons and his 21 points, seven assists, and six rebounds. Treg Setty scored 20 points and Kenny Kaminski had 15 points.
The three wins in the CBI are the most postseason wins ever by Morehead State. In 1956 and 1961, the Eagles won an NCAA Tournament quarterfinal round game and then a regional third-place game.
Morehead State enters the CBI Championship Series having won 10 of its last 11 games.
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