- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 17, 2009

DAYTON, OHIO (AP) - Kenneth Faried had 14 points and 21 rebounds Tuesday night as Morehead State earned its first NCAA tournament victory in a quarter-century, opening with a 58-43 win over Alabama State.

The Eagles (20-15) never trailed and advanced to play top-seeded Louisville on Friday. Last November, Louisville routed Morehead State by 38 points.

Alabama State finished at 22-10. Its star player, 7-foot-1 Grlenntys Chief Kickingstallionsims Jr., blocked three shots but did little on the boards.

Morehead State hadn’t made the tournament since 1984. The Eagles beat North Carolina A&T; in an opening game that year.

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