Men's Elite Eight: Battle Of The Unbeatens
March 23, 2009
The University of Findlay
The Oilers, ranked first in the nation, advanced to the Elite Eight for the second time in school history with a dramatic 89-86 overtime victory against 18th ranked Bellarmine on March 17 in Croy Gymnasium.
The game was nip and tuck throughout as there were 11 ties and ten lead changes during the thriller which gave the Oilers a 33-0 record on the season.
Senior forward Josh Bostic put on quite the performance as he racked up 37 points on 11-of-16 shooting from the field. The All-American who was named the tournament MVP, drilled 4-of-6 three pointers and all 11 of his attempts from the line to go along with four rebounds, four assists and two steals.
For the tournament, the 2009 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) and Midwest Region Player of the Year averaged 27.3 points and 4.3 rebounds per game while hitting 31-of-32 (96.9%) of his free throw attempts.
Senior guard Tyler Evans added a season-high 14 points which included a 4-of-5 showing from three point land while sophomore guard Nathan Hyde scored 11.
Senior forward Morgan Lewis scored six points to go along with a career-high 13 boards while junior guard Marcus Parker and senior center Lee Roberts added nine and eight points respectively.
Parker and Hyde were also selected to the all-tournament team.
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Long Island University - C.W. Post
C.W. Post reached the Elite Eight by defeating Bentley College 82-76. They came from behind to win the game as they were down by as many as 18 points.
On the season, the Pioneers are 30-0 and being led by Jonathan Schmidt and Nick Carter who are averaging 19.1 and 18.1 points per game respectively.
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