Recap: Gardner-Webb vs. Morehead State
Las Vegas, NV (SportsNetwork.com) - Naji Hibbert led all scorers with 23 points as the Gardner-Webb Runnin' Bulldogs outlasted the Morehead State Eagles in overtime, 86-82, as part of the Las Vegas Invitational at Orleans Arena.
Hibbert shot 8-of-13 from the floor, including 4-of-8 from 3-point range for GWU (4-4). Isaiah Ivey netted 17 points, Tyrell Nelson tallied a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds, while Josh Castellanos chipped in 11 points on 11-of-12 from the free-throw line.
For Morehead State (6-3), Angelo Warner registered 22 points and eight rebounds, but he also committed five turnovers. Brent Arrington (17 points), Kareem Storey (14 points, five assists), Billy Reader (12 points) and Chad Posthumus (13 rebounds) were also impressive for the Eagles.
Morehead State dominated the first half, outshooting GWU from the field, 57.9 percent to 25 percent, as it carried a 34-21 lead into intermission.
The Eagles led by as many as 17 after the break before the Bulldogs mounted their comeback. After GWU briefly took the lead with 4:21 left on a Tyler Strange bucket, Morehead State ripped off a 9-2 run to take a six-point lead with 2:17 left, but the Bulldogs continued to show resiliency, and with 11 seconds to play in regulation, Ivey drained the game-tying 3-pointer to force overtime.
GWU scored the first points of the extra session and never surrendered the lead from there, helping its cause by shooting 14-of-17 from the stripe in the final five minutes.
GWU was outscored in the paint, 48-24, but it made 33-of-44 from the foul line.Game Notes