Morehead State Clinches Bid to the Big Dance

Just in: The final NCAA March Mania brackets are set, and we’re down to the main set of 64 competitors all vying for the Final Cuatro. Today’s opening round game, between Alabama State and Morehead State whetted the appetites of March Mania fanatics, teasing their addiction to college basketball with the “bubble game” that leads the way to the first round of the tournament.

In this contest, Morehead State came out on top, dialing 58 points to Alabama’s 43. A decisive win, no doubt, but the real challenge for Morehead will be the first round game with Louisville, yet another dream team from the dominant Big East.

Kenneth Faried led the way for Morehead, sinking baskets for a game leading 14 points. For Alabama, it was Andrew Hayles, who led the team with 14 points, as well as racking up 4 rebounds.