Team Stats

  • Field Goal %

    • WKU 30.6
    • 36.1 MVSU
  • Three Point %

    • WKU 12.5
    • 18.2 MVSU
  • Turnovers

    • WKU 28
    • 17 MVSU
  • Rebounds

    • WKU 67
    • 34 MVSU

Game Information

University of Dayton Arena
Coverage: truTV
  • Dayton, Ohio 45490
Capacity: 13455
Referees: Michael Stephens, Chris Rastatter, Robert Riley
3/14/2012 Associated Press

W. Kentucky rallies from 16 down to win opener

T.J. Price's three-point play with 16 seconds left completed Western Kentucky's furious comeback Tuesday night for a 59-58 victory over Mississippi Valley State in an NCAA tournament opener featuring a presidential audience.

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Game Flow

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Research Notes

  • Western Kentucky trailed by 16 points (53-37) with 4:51 left but came back to beat Mississippi Valley State. The Hilltoppers' 16-point deficit is the largest overcome with less than 5 minutes left on the clock of a Men's Basketball Championship game. The previous record was 15, by Illinois in its 90-89 OT win over Arizona in the 2005 Elite 8.

  • Despite trailing by 16 with 4:51 remaining, Western Kentucky rallied back. The Hilltoppers outscored Mississippi Valley State by 17 down the stretch and became just the sixth team to win an NCAA Tournament game with a losing record in the regular season.

  • Western Kentucky's 28 turnovers are the most by a team in a tournament game since Tulsa turned it over 28 times in a Round of 64 loss in overtime to Louisville in 1996. No team had turned it over 28 times in a tournament win since Kansas turned it over 30 times in a Round of 64 win over Xavier in 1988.

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