The final score was the Penguins 81, Grizzlies 80 as Cameron Morse shouldered most of the load finishing with a game high 34 points in a mostly nip-and-tuck affair.
Youngstown State won only 13 games all year and yet, here they are going to the next round. For Oakland of Michigan, who shared the regular season title with Valparaiso but finished a half game behind overall at 24-8, they are out in the first round are more than likely will join Belmont as NIT bound come late in the evening on Sunday, March 12.
Valparaiso, beware of the upset bug. But UWM is not the same team as in years past, so hopefully Valpo’s overall experience without Alec Peters on the floor should help them going forward.
Hope to provide a brief update later tonight from the Ohio Valley title game on ESPN2.