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Morehead State captures OVC title, gains NCAA tourney

Mar 6, 2011 - 3:46 AM Nashville, TN (Sports Network) - Demonte Harper turned in 27 points and 11 rebounds as Morehead State earned a berth in the NCAA Tournament with an 80-73 victory over Tennessee State in the playoff finale of the Ohio Valley Conference.

Kenneth Faried tallied 24 points with 15 boards for the Eagles (24-9), who put a loss to Murray State in last season's OVC championship game behind them by claiming their fourth conference crown.

Kevin Murphy's game-high 30 points weren't enough for the Golden Eagles (20-12), who toppled top-seeded Murray State on Friday to gain the title contest. Jud Dillard notched 10 points with seven rebounds in defeat.