Morehead St. Wins Ohio Valley In Thrilling Fashion
March 7, 2009
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Steve Peterson scored his only basket on a pullup jumper with 1.4 seconds left in double overtime to send Morehead State to the NCAA tournament with a 67-65 win over Austin Peay in the Ohio Valley Conference tournament final Saturday night.
Kenneth Faried had 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Eagles (18-15), who haven't been to the NCAA tournament since 1984.
Drake Reed and Wes Channels led the Governors (19-12) with 16 points each but they let an 11-point second-half lead get away and missed all five shots in the second overtime.
The Eagles poured onto the floor as the buzzer sounded while Faried hopped into the stands to hug his mother.