Convention event finals: NKU, Charleston, ORU earn NCAA bids


Marques Warrick scored 18 factors and Sam Vinson added 16 as Northern Kentucky edged Cleveland State 63-61 to win the Horizon League championship recreation on Tuesday in Indianapolis.

The Norse (22-12) are headed to the NCAA Event for the third time in seven years. In addition they received the Horizon title in 2020, however the NCAA tourney was canceled that 12 months because of the pandemic.

Northern Kentucky went up by seven with 16 seconds left when Warrick sank two foul pictures. Cleveland State’s Deshon Parker sank a layup, and the Vikings acquired the ball again and acquired a 3-pointer from Drew Lowder within the final second, however it wasn’t sufficient.

Tristan Enaruna paced Cleveland State (21-13) with 17 factors, and Parker scored 14 factors.

Charleston 63, UNC Wilmington 58

A late 12-0 run carried the Cougars to a victory over the Seahawks within the Colonial Athletic Affiliation remaining in Washington.

Down 53-45 with simply over six minutes left, Charleston (31-3) acquired six factors from Ryan Larson within the game-changing surge. Larson completed with 23 factors, and teammate Ante Brzovic added 16 factors and eight rebounds for the Cougars, who’re NCAA Event-bound for the primary time since 2018.

Trazarien White and Amari Kelly every had 16 factors for UNC Wilmington (24-10).

Merrimack 67, Fairleigh Dickinson 66

Jordan McKoy sank a tiebreaking free throw with eight seconds to go and the Warriors defeated the Knights within the Northeast Convention remaining in North Andover, Mass.

Regardless of the end result, Fairleigh Dickinson (19-15) earned the convention’s automated NCAA Event bid as a result of Merrimack (18-16) is ineligible whereas nonetheless transitioning from Division II to Division I. The Knights are headed to March Insanity for the primary time in 4 years.

Ziggy Reid paced the Warriors with 23 factors whereas Jordan Minor added 19. The Knights acquired 15 factors and 6 assists from Demetre Roberts plus 13 factors and 9 rebounds from Cameron Tweedy.

Oral Roberts 92, North Dakota State 58

Max Abmas scored 26 factors and dished out 11 assists because the Golden Eagles routed the Bison within the Summit League event remaining in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Patrick Mwamba put up 20 factors and Connor Vanover contributed 10 factors, 10 rebounds and 6 blocks as Oral Roberts (30-4) captured an NCAA Event berth for the second time in three years. The Golden Eagles led 51-20 at halftime and pushed the benefit to as many as 38 factors.

North Dakota State (16-17) acquired 18 factors from Boden Skunberg, 13 from Andrew Morgan and 10 from Damari Wheeler-Thomas.

–Subject Degree Media

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