PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. -- Behind 21 points from John Perez, Plattsburgh State eliminated Eastern Connecticut State 70-60 in the second round of the NCAA tournament.

The Cardinals went into the locker room down 31-28, and continued to trail until the 12:36 of the second half when Mike Mitchell tied the game at 46 on a 3-pointer. Ezra Hodgson hit another 3-pointer for the Cardinals with 11:27 to go to give the Cardinals the lead for good.

For the game, the Cardinals made 41.7 percent of their 3-point attempts (5 of 12), including going 4 of 7 in the second half.

Plattsburgh State will now play Amherst on Friday in the Round of 16.