Thursday, March 19, 2015

University of the Cumberlands Advances in NAIA DI National Tournament

(24) Cumberlands 55
(10) LSU Alexandria 47

Final from Kansas City, Missouri

NAIA DI National Tournament - First Round

No. 24 University of the Cumberlands used a 12-2 run late in the game to earn a 55-47 NAIA national tournament win over LSU Alexandria late Wednesday night.

Trailing 40-39, D'lando Carter nailed a three-pointer to give Cumberlands a 42-40 lead. Alexandria hit two free throws to tie it at 42-42 before the Patriots scored 9 straight points to take a commanding 51-42 lead.

Xavier Owens led Cumberlands with 16 points and 5 rebounds. Tony Bradley added 14 points, 9 boards and 5 assists. Carter chipped in 12 points off the bench, all on three-pointers.

DeAngelo Coleman led LSU Alexandria with 14 points. Austin Adams finished with 10.

University of the Cumberlands will now play Martin Methodist (Tenn.), the tournament's No. 8 overall seed, on Friday at 5:30 p.m. ET.

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