Monday, March 28, 2016

It's Officially Blue and Gold Day in Morehead as Eagles Prepare for CBI Championship Series

Today is officially "Blue and Gold Day" in Morehead as the Morehead State Eagles get ready to host game 1 of the CBI Tournament championship series.

Morehead mayor Jim Tom Trent made the announcement on social media:

Jim Tom Trent

Tomorrow is "officially" BLUE and GOLD Day in Morehead. Please wear those colors proudly in support of YOUR EAGLES as they take on Nevada in Game 1 of the CBI Championship Series. Plus, there is still time to get your tickets for tomorrow night's game. Tipoff is at 830. ‪#‎Community‬ ‪#‎flylikeaneagle‬ ‪#‎EagleEmpire‬

Here are more details on tomorrow night's game from MSU:

MOREHEAD, Ky. - Following a 77-72 victory at Ohio on Wednesday night, Morehead State will now host the Nevada Wolfpack in game one of the CBI Finals on Monday night at 8:30 p.m. ET.

To purchase tickets, call 606-783-2088 or visit MSUEagles.com/CBITix. Fans can enjoy $1 fountain drinks and $1 popcorn during the game.

Morehead State, which is 22-12 overall and finished 11-5 in Ohio Valley Conference play, has earned its fifth postseason appearance in the past eight seasons. The Eagles played in the 2009 and 2011 NCAA Tournaments, in addition to the 2010 and 2014 CBI.

For the first time in program history, the Eagles have won three postseason games in one season. MSU's previous high was two postseason wins in 1956 and 1961. In both of those seasons, they won an NCAA Regional quarterfinal game and then a Regional third place game.

MSU has recorded its seventh 20-win season in program history. Five of those 20-win campaigns have come in the last eight years and head coach Sean Woods has led MSU to 20-plus wins twice in four years.

With 22 wins on the year, the Eagles have the most victories since they finished the 2010-11 season at 25-10.

The Eagles were the only road team to win in the first round of the CBI and the win marked their first postseason victory since they upset Louisville in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in 2011. The road team has won only three times in this year's CBI and Morehead State has two of those three victories after defeating Ohio in Athens.

Morehead State is averaging 81.0 points-per-game in the CBI and is shooting 63-of-77 from the charity stripe. They shot 21-of-24 in the win at Siena and 20-of-22 in the win at Ohio. They are outrebounding bigger opponents by 4.3 rebounds per game and have recorded 34 steals, while forcing 49 turnovers in just three games.

The CBI Finals will consist of a best-of-three series and will air live on ESPNU. Games two and three will take place in Reno, Nev. on Wednesday, March 30, and Friday, April 1 (if necessary).

The games will broadcast on the Eagle Sports Radio Network with Chuck Mraz and Jason Blanton calling all of the action. The radio network includes WIVY-96.3 FM and several affiliates throughout eastern Kentucky. A live audio stream can be found on MSUEagles.com and the Eagle Empire app.

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