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article imageNCABB: Morehead St. upsets Louisville 62-61

By Kristofor Molson     Mar 17, 2011 in Sports
With upsets always looming when it comes to the NCAA basketball tournament, Morehead State gets the first one of the tourney. Number 13 Morehead St. pulled off a 62-61 win over number 4 Louisville to advance to the next round.
Kenneth Faried (12 points) scored the first points of the game for Morehead St with a free-throw at the 19:06 mark. The game stay stayed 1-0 until Sam Goodman (4 points) on a layup to make it 3-0 Eagles. Morehead St. scored the ten points of the game with Drew Kelly (2 points) scored on jumper to make it 10-0. Louisville finally scored at the 13:48 mark on a Gorgui Dieng (6 points) dunk to make it 10-2. The Eagles kept their foot on gas as they had a double-digit lead until Preston Knowles (9 points) made a 3-pointer to cut it to nine point lead.
Morehead St cooled off and Louisville made their run as they got it to five on a Preston Knowles 3-pointer, making it 25-20. The score was 27-23 in Morehead St’s favor, and Chris Smith (17 points) made a 3-pointer to cut it to one. The score was tied at 30 on a Gorgui Dieng jumper with just over a minute left. Kyle Kuric (9 points) hit a 3-pointer for the Cardinal to give them a 3-point lead, but Terrance Hill for the Eagles tied it up at the buzzer with a 3-pointer of his own.
Chris Smith led Louisville with 17 points to be the only player to score in double-digits. Kyle Kuric and Preston Knowles both scored nine points.
Morehead State only played seven players with three of them scoring in double-digits. Terrance Hill scored 20 points, Kenneth Faried scored 12 points and Ty Proffitt chipped in with 13 points.
The Eagles took a one point lead early on a Kenneth Faried free-throw. Chris Smith made a jumper for the Cardinals to give them the one point lead 35-34. Chris Smith made it 38-34 on a free-throw that capped Louisville’s 5-0 spurt. Ty Proffitt made a 3-pointer for the Eagles to get the lead to one at the 16:13 mark. Louisville hit back-to-back 3-pointers to make the score to make it a seven point lead.
Ty Proffitt and Terrace Hill hit back-to-back 3-pointers to get them within one at 48-47 with 8:26 left in the game. A pair of Terrance Hill free-throws at the 7:50 mark gave the Eagles a one point lead. The teams traded baskets to tie the game up at 52 points, and Terrance Hill made a 3-pointer to make it a five point lead for the Eagles. The Cardinals went on a 8-0 run that gave them a 61-57 lead with a minute left.
Kenneth Faried made a pair of free-throws to get the Eagles within one with .32 seconds left in the game. Louisville missed a free-throw on a one and one foul and Kenneth Faried got the rebound. Demonte Harper had the ball at the top of the key, and he crossed over to drain a 3-pointer to give the Eagles the lead and the win with just .7 seconds left. Harper was 0 for 5 from long range before the shot.
Louisville was outrebounded by Morehead St. 43-29.
Morehead State advanced to the round of 32 for the first time since the tournament expanded to 64 teams. A 13-seed defeated a 4-seed for the fourth straight tournament. A Big East team lost to a 13-seed for the third time in the round of 64.
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