DAYTON, OH – Western Kentucky closed the game on a 22-5 run to overcome a 16-point deficit and win a wild NCAA Tournament opener 59-58 over Mississippi Valley State.
The Hilltoppers move on to play top-seeded Kentucky in the second round on Thursday in Louisville.
Dave Ryan and Alaa Abdelnaby called the action on the Westwood One Radio Network.
(Kevin Burwell’s layup ties the game early)
(Burwell puts Mississippi Valley State up 29-21 with a three)
(Cor-J Cox slams one home for a 15-point Delta Devil lead, 49-34)
(The Hilltoppers get back-to-back steals to cut it to 53-50)
(Derrick Gordon’s layup caps a 15-0 run and cuts it to 53-52)
(T.J. Price gives the Hilltoppers a 57-54 lead)
(WKU holds on for the win)
(Postgame interview with WKU’s Derrick Gordon)
(Dave Ryan and Alaa Abdelnaby recap the night’s action from Dayton)