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March 9, 2014

EKU wins OVC tourney

Going to Big Dance

NASHVILLE — The Eastern Kentucky University Colonels are OVC champions and are headed to the Big Dance.

Hot early shooting propelled EKU to a thrilling 79-73 win over  defending champion Belmont Saturday in the championship game of the OVC  Tournament.

The Colonels receive the OVC's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

The win gave EKU it's sixth OVC Conference Tournament title.

The Colonels hit four consecutive three pointers to open the game and  led by as many as 15 points in the first half.

Corey Walden led all scorers in the game with 29 points, including  10-of-11 free throws. Glenn Cosey finished with 23 points on 5-of-8  shooting on three-pointers and Tarius Johnson added 15 points and five  rebounds.

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