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Championship Rounds
November 21-22, 2014
Barclays Center - Brooklyn, NY

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Championship Rounds
Barclays Center - Brooklyn, NY

November 21 - 22, 2014

 



About Coaches vs. Cancer

The Coaches vs. Cancer program leverages the personal experiences, community leadership, and professional excellence of basketball coaches nationwide to increase cancer awareness and promote healthy living through year-round awareness efforts, fundraising activities, and advocacy programs. This program provides critical mission outreach, while raising funds in support of the American Cancer Society's lifesaving efforts to help people stay well and get well, find cures, and fight back through legislative action at the local, state, and national levels. Since 1993, high school and college coaches across the country have raised nearly $87 million to support the Society's fight against cancer. College basketball coaches spend hours planning and preparing for their opponents. Each year, members of the NABC also spend tireless hours to prepare a game plan off the court in the fight against cancer through their involvement with the Coaches vs. Cancer program.

www.CoachesVsCancer.org

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Visit CoachesVsCancer.org to find out how to get involved with the Coaches vs. Cancer program. Since 1993, coaches have helped raise more than $87 million for the American Cancer Society’s lifesaving work.

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November 23, 2014

The 2014 Northwestern Mutual Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, an annual basketball event hosted by the Coaches vs. Cancer program benefiting the American Cancer Society, came to a close today as the final four Sub-Host Round games were played at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, CT and the Thomas Assembly Center in Ruston, LA. 

In the first game of the night in Bridgeport, CT, Wofford took advantage of poor shooting by Sam Houston State and cruised to a 64-53 victory.  The Bearkats shot 31.4% from the field, including 1-24 from behind arc, while the Terriers countered with 51.2% shooting to lead all but the first two minutes in the game.

Wofford (4-1) had four players score in double figures led by sophomore guard Eric Garcia with 14 points.  Junior guard Spencer Collins scored 13, senior guard Karl Cochran added 12, and senior forward Lee Skinner chipped in 1ith 10 points and grabbed a game-high seven rebounds.  SHSU (3-2) got 32 points from its bench, most of that coming from sophomore forward Aurimas Majauskas who scored 20 points to lead all scorers.  Senior center Michael Holyfield scored 10 to aid the Bearkat effort.

Wofford 64,   Sam Houston State 53    (Box Score;  Game Recaps:  Wofford ; SHSU)

 

In the second game of the doubleheader in Bridgeport, CT, the home crowd was treated to free basketball and a win as Fairfield went to overtime to beat South Dakota , 80-72.   The game was only tied three times.  After the Stags raced out to an 11-point lead in the first ten minutes, the Coyotes battled back to tie the game the first time at the 4:06 mark, 23-23.  Fairfield and South Dakota then each managed to go on 6-0 runs to end the half tied for the second time, 29-29.   

South Dakota took the lead out of the break for 23 seconds before Fairfield drained a three-pointer and took the lead and stretched that lead to as many as 11 with 4:34 remaining.  The Coyotes, like they had two nights earlier, showed they have no quit, and after senior forward Tyler Larson laid the ball in the hoop, South Dakota had completed an 11-0 run to tie the game for the third time, 68-68.  Neither teams were able to score in the final 40 seconds and the game went to an extra period.

In the extra period, Fairfield never trailed as the Stags scored the first four points, saw the Coyotes get a layup a minute later, and then scored the next eight points.  After a final South Dakota layup, two final free throws by Fairfield, who hit eight-of-eight in overtime, completed the eight-point victory.

Fairfield (2-3) had two 20-point scorers, led by freshman guard Tyler Nelson with a game-high 24 points while junior forward Mike Kirkland added 20 points.  Junior forward Amadou Sidibe added a double-double scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds.  South Dakota (0-5) got a double-double from Larson who scored 23 and grabbed 12 boards.  Senior guard Brandon Bos chipped in with 20 points.

Fairfield 80,  South Dakota 72 (OT)    (Box Score;  Game Recaps:  Fairfield ; South Dakota)

 

The doubleheader at the Thomas Assembly Center in Ruston, LA tipped off with an Eagle Show as Morehead State took on American.  It was a tale of two halves, as Morehead State shot 55% in the first half on the way to a five-point lead at the break.  In the second half, it was American who got hot, shooting 50% from the field and going 11-for-17 from the line, and outscored MHSU by ten points on its way to a five-point win, 51-46.

American (3-2) was led in scoring by senior guard Pee Wee Gardner who scored 12 points.  Junior guard Jesse Reed and senior guard John Schoof each added ten points.  Morehead State (2-4) had a pair of players score in double figures.  Senior forward Karam Mashour knocked in 11 points while pulling down nine rebounds, and senior center Billy Reader chipped in with ten points of his own.

American 51,  Morehead State 46   (Box Score;  Game Recaps:  American ; Morehead State)

 

In the nightcap at the Thomas Assembly Center in Ruston, LA, Louisiana Tech tangled with Presbyterian and used a late first half run to take a large lead and coasted to an easy 76-48 victory.  Louisiana Tech held 20-19 lead with 8:25 to play in the first half, but closed the half on a 20-4 run and the lead was never less than 15 the rest of the way.  The Bulldogs took advantage of 21 Blue Hose turnovers and converted them into 28 points.

Louisiana Tech (4-1) won all three games on its home floor.  The Bulldogs had three players in double figures led by junior guard Raheem Appleby who scored 17 points coming off the bench.  Freshman guard Jacobi Boykins also scored ten points off the bench while sophomore forward Erik McCree added 11.  Presbyterian (1-4) had a pair of 12-point scorers in senior center William Truss and senior guard Jordan Downing.

Louisiana Tech 76,   Presbyterian 48  (Box Score;  Game Recaps:  Louisiana Tech ; Presbyterian)

 

For more information on the 2014 Northwestern Mutual Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, please visit www.cvcclassic.com and follow us on twitter @CVCClassic.

About the Northwestern Mutual Coaches vs. Cancer Classic

The Northwestern Mutual Coaches vs. Cancer Classic (www.cvcclassic.com) is one of the most prestigious early-season college basketball tournaments. Twelve teams will compete in the event with four of them serving as regional hosts. Regional Round action takes place from November 14-16 with the four hosts advancing to the Championship Rounds, November 21-22, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. The remainder of the field will participate in a round-robin series at one of two sub-host sites on November 21-23. The Coaches vs. Cancer program (www.coachesvscancer.org) is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org) and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (www.NABC.org) that empowers basketball coaches, their teams, and local communities to make a difference in the fight against cancer. The program leverages the personal experiences, community leadership, and professional excellence of basketball coaches nationwide to increase cancer awareness and promote healthy living through year-round awareness efforts, fundraising activities, and advocacy programs. Since 1993 the initiative has raised more than $87 million dollars to fund groundbreaking research, provide up-to-date cancer information, advocate for public health policies and deliver services to improve the quality of life for patients and their families.

The Northwestern Mutual Coaches vs. Cancer Classic is produced by Blue Ridge Sports & Entertainment, Inc. (www.BlueRidgeSports.com) a sporting events management company based in the Shenandoah Valley city of Winchester, Virginia. The Championship Rounds of the Classic will take place at Brooklyn, NY’s new sports and entertainment venue, Barclay’s Center (www.BarclaysCenter.com) and will be aired by Turner Sports, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., on TruTV.

Northwestern Mutual Coaches vs. Cancer Classic Contact:

Amber Godfrey, Blue Ridge Sports & Entertainment, Inc.

917-969-2990 ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

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November 22, 2014

The 2014 Northwestern Mutual Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, an annual basketball event hosted by the Coaches vs. Cancer program benefiting the American Cancer Society, continued tonight with the championship and consolation matches held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY and four Sub-Host Round games, two each played at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, CT and the Thomas Assembly Center in Ruston, LA. 

UNLV overcame a three-point halftime lead and came back to win 57-50 over Temple in the consolation game in Brooklyn.  It took two minutes before Temple hit the first bucket of the game, a three-pointer by junior guard Quenton DeCosey.  The Owls extended its lead to seven at the 15:25 mark and led the rest of the first half, taking 27-24 lead to the locker room.

In the second half, the Runnin’ Rebels took the lead early on two free throws and a three by sophomore forward Christian Wood with 19:21 remaining.  Temple was unable to overcome a terrible second half shooting, going 5-for-33 (15.2%) from the field, and they were never able to regain the lead from UNLV as the Rebels earned their third victory of the season.

UNLV (3-1) was again led by Wood, who recorded his third double-double in as many games in the Classic as he scored 18 points and grabbed 13 rebounds.  Senior guard Cody Doolin scored ten points as the only other Rebel in double figures.  Temple (2-2) was led by senior guard Will Cummings who scored game-high 21 points and got help from DeCosey who added 11.

UNLV 57,  Temple 50    (Box Score;  Game Recaps:  UNLV ; Temple)

 

In the nightcap at the Barclays Center, Duke took on Stanford for the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic championship.  Behind six three-point baskets in the first half, the Blue Devils took an 11-point lead in to the locker room and maintained that lead in the second half for a 70-59 win.

Stanford scored the first basket of the game on a jumper by senior guard Anthony Brown at the 18:13 mark in the first half.  After trading baskets for the next two minutes, Duke took a lead on a three-pointer by senior guard Quinn Cook and never gave up the lead.  Duke methodically stretched its lead to 14 and held a 40-29 lead at the break.  In the second half, Duke stretched the lead to as many as 17 before finishing off the 11-point victory.

Cook led Duke (5-0) in scoring for the second consecutive game with 18 points while earning Coaches vs. Cancer MVP honors.  Freshman forward Justise Winslow scored 14, sophomore guard Matt Jones scored 10, and freshman center Jahlil Okafor registered another double-double by scoring 10 points and pulling down 12 rebounds.  Along with Cook, Winslow and Okafor were selected to the Coaches vs. Cancer All-Tournament Team.  Stanford (3-1) had three double-figure scorers with senior guard Chasson Randle, also a Classic All-Tournament Team selection, registering a game-high 22 points.  Senior center Stefan Nastic recorded another double-double with 13 points and 13 rebounds, and senior guard Anthony Brown chipped in with 11.

Duke takes home the 20th championship in Coaches vs. Cancer Classic history and the second for the Blue Devils after winning in 2008 by beating Michigan State 71-56.

Duke 70,   Stanford 59    (Box Score;  Game Recaps:  Duke ; Stanford)

2014 Northwestern Mutual Coaches vs. Cancer Classic All-Tournament Team

Will Cummings, SR, G, Temple
Chasson Randle, SR, G, Stanford
Justise Winslow, FR, F, Duke
Jahlil Okafor, FR, C, Duke
Quinn Cook, SR, G, Duke - MVP

 

In the first game of the night in Bridgeport, CT, South Dakota staged a dramatic comeback in the second half, but in the end, Wofford held on to win 72-68.   South Dakota had a modest early lead, led by one with 8:49 left in the first half, and trailed by one with 6:48 remaining in the period.  But Wofford finished the half on a 19-7 run to take a 40-27 lead at the break. 

The Terriers strong play continued out of the break as they stretched their lead early and ultimately led by 23 with 10:12 remaining in the game, 57-34.  The Coyotes mounted a fierce comeback as they ran off a 32-13 run, and after junior guard Adam Thoseby sank three free throws with just 19 seconds left, South Dakota trailed just four, 70-66.  But time ran out on the Coyotes as Wofford held on to win 72-68.

Wofford (3-1) was led in scoring by senior guard Karl Cochran who scored the most points in a Coaches vs. Cancer Classic game this year with 31 points while also grabbing seven rebounds and dishing out five assists.  Junior forward Justin Gordon, after scoring 11 off the bench the night before, got the start and chipped in with 12 points to aid the Terriers effort.   Thoseby came off the bench to score 18 points which led all scorers for South Dakota (0-4).

Wofford 72,   South Dakota 68    (Box Score;  Game Recaps:  Wofford ; South Dakota)

 

In the second game of the doubleheader in Bridgeport, CT, Sam Houston State controlled the second half against Fairfield and won 74-60 on Fairfield’s home court.  The Stags hung with the Bearkats for the first half and trailed 35-33 at the break, but SHSU shot 65% in the second period compared to Fairfield’s 35%, and the Bearkats ran out to a 20-point lead before coasting late and taking the 14-point victory.

Senior guard Demarcus Gatlin followed up his 18 points the night before with 14 points  for Sam Houston State (3-1).  But it was senior guard Kaheem Ransom that scored a game-high 18 that led the Bearkats.  Fairfield (1-3) also had two players in double-digits, led by senior forward Marcus Gilbert who scored 14 points and freshman guard Tyler Nelson added 11. 

Sam Houston State 74,   Fairfield 60    (Box Score;  Game Recaps:  SHSU ; Fairfield)

 

The doubleheader at the Thomas Assembly Center in Ruston, LA tipped off with Morehead State taking on Prebyterian.  The Blue Hose turned the ball over 24 time and Morehead State turned those turnovers into 22 points and held a 16-point advantage in points off of turnovers which made up much of the 20-point margin of victory as the Eagles won 69-49.

Morehead State (2-3) had a pair of players score 18 points to lead all scorers.  Senior guard Angelo Warner and junior guard Brent Arrington went 13-of-17 as they combined to score 36 of the team’s 69 points.  Senior forward Karam Mashour chipped in with ten points as well.   Presbyterian (1-3) got another strong effort from senior guard Jordan Downing who registered a double-double with 13 points and ten rebounds.

Morehead State 69,   Presbyterian 49    (Box Score;  Game Recaps:  Morehead State ; Presbyterian)

 

In the nightcap, Louisiana Tech battled with American and came out victorious, 63-44 in front of a home crowd at the Thomas Assembly Center in Ruston, LA.  Both teams had the same number of field goal attempts, but Louisiana Tech made eight more than American and shot 51.1% to the Eagles’ 34%.  While the game was relatively close for much of the first half, American only managed to shoot 25% in the second half as the Bulldogs cruised to their 19-point win.

Louisiana Tech  (3-1) had three players in double figures led by senior guard Raheem Appleby who scored 16 points while also pulling down seven rebounds.  Sophomore forward Erik McCree added 13 points, while senior forward Michale Kyser added 12 points and seven rebounds.   American (2-2) had a pair of double figure scorers led by senior guard Pee Wee Gardner with 11 points and junior guard Jesse Reed added ten to the Eagles total. 

Louisiana Tech 63,   American 44    (Box Score;  Game Recaps:  Louisiana Tech ; American)

 

For more information on the 2014 Northwestern Mutual Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, please visit www.cvcclassic.com and follow us on twitter @CVCClassic.

About the Northwestern Mutual Coaches vs. Cancer Classic

The Northwestern Mutual Coaches vs. Cancer Classic (www.cvcclassic.com) is one of the most prestigious early-season college basketball tournaments. Twelve teams will compete in the event with four of them serving as regional hosts. Regional Round action takes place from November 14-16 with the four hosts advancing to the Championship Rounds, November 21-22, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. The remainder of the field will participate in a round-robin series at one of two sub-host sites on November 21-23. The Coaches vs. Cancer program (www.coachesvscancer.org) is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org) and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (www.NABC.org) that empowers basketball coaches, their teams, and local communities to make a difference in the fight against cancer. The program leverages the personal experiences, community leadership, and professional excellence of basketball coaches nationwide to increase cancer awareness and promote healthy living through year-round awareness efforts, fundraising activities, and advocacy programs. Since 1993 the initiative has raised more than $87 million dollars to fund groundbreaking research, provide up-to-date cancer information, advocate for public health policies and deliver services to improve the quality of life for patients and their families.

The Northwestern Mutual Coaches vs. Cancer Classic is produced by Blue Ridge Sports & Entertainment, Inc. (www.BlueRidgeSports.com) a sporting events management company based in the Shenandoah Valley city of Winchester, Virginia. The Championship Rounds of the Classic will take place at Brooklyn, NY’s new sports and entertainment venue, Barclay’s Center (www.BarclaysCenter.com) and will be aired by Turner Sports, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., on TruTV.

Northwestern Mutual Coaches vs. Cancer Classic Contact:

Amber Godfrey, Blue Ridge Sports & Entertainment, Inc.

917-969-2990 ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

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November 21, 2014

The 2014 Northwestern Mutual Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, an annual basketball event hosted by the Coaches vs. Cancer program benefiting the American Cancer Society, continued tonight with the semifinal matches held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY and four Sub-Host Round games, two each played at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, CT and the Thomas Assembly Center in Ruston, LA. 

In the first semifinal match in Brooklyn, the Stanford Cardinal took on the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels.  Stanford came out firing and hit four three-pointers in less than four minutes to run out to a 12-0 lead, and UNLV would never threaten on the way to an 89-60 Cardinal victory.  Stanford shot 57.1% compared to UNLV who shot 37%, and the 52-29 halftime score was indicative of the shooting performances.  The Cardinal finished the game with a scorching 14-for-20 (70%) behind the arc and 50% overall.

Stanford (3-0) had four players in double-figure scoring.  Senior guards, Chasson Randle and Anthony Brown tied for game-high honors with 18 points each.  Junior forward Rosco Allen dropped in 15 while senior center Stefan Nastic chipped in 10, keeping his streak of double-figure games alive this season.  UNLV (2-1) was led by sophomore guard Christian Wood, who recorded his second double-double in the Classic as he scored 12 points and grabbed 11 rebounds.  Freshman guard Patrick McCaw came off the bench to score ten points as the only other Rebel in double figures.

Stanford will now take on the fourth ranked Duke Blue Devils in the final game of the night on November 22nd at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.  With the loss, UNLV will battle with Temple.  Game times are set for 6 p.m. for the consolation game and approximately 8:30 p.m. EST for the finals and the games can be seen on TruTV.

Stanford 82,   UNLV 60    (Box Score;  Game Recaps:  Stanford ; UNLV)

In the nightcap at the Barclays Center, Duke was pitted against Temple.  Duke took advantage of seventeen Temple turnovers and converted those into 22 points which helped the Blue Devils to a 74-54 win.

While shooting percentages were very similar between the teams on the night, Duke made seven three-pointers compared to the Owls who made just one.  In addition, the Blue Devils shot twice as many free throws and were able to capitalize on 8-of-those-13 additional shots.  Duke led 36-26 at the half and added another ten points to the margin in the second stanza.

Duke (4-0) was led in scoring by senior guard Quinn Cook with 17, while freshman forwards Jahlil Okafor and Justise Winslow scored 16 and 15, respectively.  Temple (2-1) had three double-figure scorers with senior guard Will Cummings registering  game-high 18 points, sophomore guard Josh Brown putting up 11 points coming off the bench, and junior guard Quenton DeCosey chipping in with ten.

Duke will now tangle with the Stanford Cardinal in the final game of the night on November 22nd at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.  With the loss, Temple will take on UNLV in the consolation matchup.  Game times are set for 6 p.m. for the consolation game and approximately 8:30 p.m. EST for the finals and the games can be seen on TruTV.

Duke 74,   Temple 54    (Box Score;  Game Recaps:  Duke ; Temple)

 

In the first game of the night in Bridgeport, CT, Fairfield was held to 23.1% shooting and Wofford was able to win a low scoring contest 54-36.   Wofford never trailed as Fairfield shot 20% in the first half and the Terriers took a 20-12 lead into the locker room at the half.  In the second stanza, Wofford shot 60% and pulled away for the 18-point victory.

Wofford (2-1) was led in scoring by reserve junior forward Justin Gordon with 11, while senior guard Karl Cochran registered a double-double with ten points and ten rebounds.  Fairfield (1-2) was led by senior center Marcus Gilbert who scored ten points.  Junior forward Amadou Sidibe led the Stags in rebounding with nine.

Wofford 54,   Fairfield 36    (Box Score;  Game Recaps:  Wofford ; Fairfield)

 

In the second game of the doubleheader in Bridgeport, CT, fans were witness to the longest game in Coaches vs. Cancer Classic history as Sam Houston State needed three overtimes to beat South Dakota 93-85.

In a game that included 16 ties and 17 lead changes, it was tight almost entirely throughout.  South Dakota held a 9 point lead in the first half, but SHSU battled back to trail 33-30 at the break.  The second half was close throughout, and with 31 seconds remaining, South Dakota held the same three point lead.  But with nine seconds left, senior guard Tyler Larson drove to the bucket, scored and was fouled.  He drained the free throw and a last second layup attempt by SHSU senior guard Kaheem Ransom could not find the bottom of the bucket and the two teams headed to overtime tied 65-65.

In the first overtime period, South Dakota again had a three point lead with 1:28 remaining and had several chances to add to that lead, but couldn’t convert.  When the Coyotes missed two free throws with eight seconds left in the period, Sam Houston senior guard DeMarcus Gatlin grabbed the rebound and raced to the other end of the floor and drained a game-tying three with just two seconds remaining and the game went to a second overtime tied 74-74.

Scoring wasn’t as prevalent in the second overtime, as both teams struggled to hit shots.  No one controlled the period and the final points for either team came on a pair of SHSU free throws by freshman guard Jamal Williams with 1:03 left.  A three point attempt by the Coyotes was the only recorded shot in the final minute, and the teams went on to an additional five minutes of play tied 82-82?

SHSU took control almost immediately in the third overtime taking the tip and scoring in five seconds.  South Dakota answered just as quick tying the score just five seconds later.  After trading buckets, the Bearkats took a four-point lead with a little over a minute left.  The Coyotes got it back to two, but SHSU was able to hit free throws in the waning minutes to close out the eight-point victory.

Demarcus Gatlin led four double-figure scorers for Sam Houston State (2-1).  He dropped in 18 while Burwell scored 14 and also grabbed eight rebounds.  Jamal Williams chipped in with 13 points and senior center Michael Holyfield scored 12, grabbed eight boards, and blocked five shots.  South Dakota (0-3) also had four double-digit scorers, led by senior guard Brandon Bos who scored a game-high 21 points.  Larson contributed a double-double with 17 points and 13 boards, and junior guard Tre Burnette knocked in 13 while grabbing 12 rebounds.  Junior guard Trey Norris also scored ten points while leading the Coyotes in assists with six.

Sam Houston State 93,   South Dakota 85 (3OT)    (Box Score;  Game Recaps:  SHSU ; South Dakota)

 

The first of two matchups at the Thomas Assembly Center in Ruston, LA pitted the American Eagles against the Prebyterian Blue Hose.  American took advantage of 21 Prebyterian turnovers and converted those miscues into 24 points as they cruised to a 63-38 victory.

American (2-1) had three players in double figures led by senior guard John Schoof with 19 points.  He was aided by senior forward Kevin Panzer with 16 points and junior guard Jesse Reed with 14 points.  Presbyterian (1-2) got a strong scoring effort from senior guard Jordan Downing who tallied 18 points

American 63,   Presbyterian 38    (Box Score;  Game Recaps:  American ; Presbyterian)

 

The second game at the Thomas Assembly Center in Ruston, LA saw the home team Louisiana Tech tangle with Morehead State and come out victorious, 73-64.  While Morehead State shot 100% from the line for the game, Louisiana Tech missed as many as the Eagles shot going 25-35 from the line.  That free throw disparity along with 22 bench points pushed the Bulldogs to the 9-point win.

Louisiana Tech  (2-1) had three players in double figures led by sophomore forward Erik McCree who scored 16 points while also pulling down seven rebounds.  Senior guard Raheem Appleby added 13 points, while freshman guard Xavian Stapleton came off the bench to add 11.   Morehead State (1-3) had four double figure scorers led by senior center Billy Reader with a  game-high 17 points.  Senior guards Angelo Warner and Kareem Storey contributed 15 and 13, respectively, while junior guard Brent Arrington knocked in 13.   

Louisiana Tech 73,   Morehead State 64    (Box Score;  Game Recaps:  Louisiana Tech ; Morehead State)

 

For more information on the 2014 Northwestern Mutual Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, please visit www.cvcclassic.com and follow us on twitter @CVCClassic.

About the Northwestern Mutual Coaches vs. Cancer Classic

The Northwestern Mutual Coaches vs. Cancer Classic (www.cvcclassic.com) is one of the most prestigious early-season college basketball tournaments. Twelve teams will compete in the event with four of them serving as regional hosts. Regional Round action takes place from November 14-16 with the four hosts advancing to the Championship Rounds, November 21-22, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. The remainder of the field will participate in a round-robin series at one of two sub-host sites on November 21-23. The Coaches vs. Cancer program (www.coachesvscancer.org) is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org) and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (www.NABC.org) that empowers basketball coaches, their teams, and local communities to make a difference in the fight against cancer. The program leverages the personal experiences, community leadership, and professional excellence of basketball coaches nationwide to increase cancer awareness and promote healthy living through year-round awareness efforts, fundraising activities, and advocacy programs. Since 1993 the initiative has raised more than $87 million dollars to fund groundbreaking research, provide up-to-date cancer information, advocate for public health policies and deliver services to improve the quality of life for patients and their families.

The Northwestern Mutual Coaches vs. Cancer Classic is produced by Blue Ridge Sports & Entertainment, Inc. (www.BlueRidgeSports.com) a sporting events management company based in the Shenandoah Valley city of Winchester, Virginia. The Championship Rounds of the Classic will take place at Brooklyn, NY’s new sports and entertainment venue, Barclay’s Center (www.BarclaysCenter.com) and will be aired by Turner Sports, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., on TruTV.

Northwestern Mutual Coaches vs. Cancer Classic Contact:

Amber Godfrey, Blue Ridge Sports & Entertainment, Inc.

917-969-2990 ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

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