NCAA Scores: Morehead State Pulls off Shocker over Louisville
NCAA Scores Had Its First Upset Of The Tournament As Morehead State Beats Louisville In The Final Seconds
Before about 4 p.m. Eastern today, the only thing the nation really knew about Morehead State was that the Twitterverse was using the name as a running punchline.
Sure, basketball fans probably knew about rebounding machine and possible first round draft pick Kenneth Faried. But between him and being the alma mater of quarterback Phil Simms, that was probably about it.
That was until about 4 p.m., or only a few minutes after Demonte Harper pulled up and nailed a straightaway dagger from NBA range to give No. 13 Morehead State a 62-61 win against No. 4 Louisville and give the Tournament its first upset mere hours after it began in earnest.
"The coach said, 'Hey, I dreamed about this last night, this exact situation,' " Harper told the media after the game, according to the Associated Press. "He said, 'I know exactly who I'm going to. I'm going to put it right in your hands, Demonte.' He said, 'At 6 seconds, I want you to attack and pull up and hit the shot.' I hit the shot. It feels unreal right now."
Right now, the feeling for the Eagles has to be incredible. They knocked off Louisville and dealt a blow for those doubting the high and mighty Big East. They did it on the backs of Harper (who put a beautiful crossover on his defender before sinking the three with ice water in his veins), Faried (who had 17 rebounds but only 12 points) and Terrance Hill (who shot lights out from three).
And with that, the Eagles launched themselves into the Round of 32 Saturday and a meeting with Richmond in a game that'll probably define Bracketbuster in every sense of the word. And with it too went the cloak of invisibility.
Everyone knows who they are now, at least for a little while.
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