EKU rallys to beat Cleveland State in overtime in CBI First Round
Published: Mar. 19, 2023 at 4:17 PM EDT
(WYMT) - The Colonels showed a ton of fight in their first postseason bid since 2015.
Eastern Kentucky rallied from 13 points down to beat Cleveland State 91-75 in overtime in the first round of the College Basketball Invitational.
The Colonels (21-13) came back from a 56-43 deficit mid-way through the second half before tying it up at 74 to end regulation. EKU then outscored Cleveland State 17-1 in overtime.
Richmond-native Isaiah Cozart had a career performance with 20 points and 17 rebounds, along with five blocks, to help the Colonels rally. Devontae Blanton led EKU with 22 points.
The Colonels will take on top-seeded Indiana State on Monday at noon.
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