Morehead State downs Siena in CBI opener

Morehead State downs Siena in CBI opener

March 15, 2016

ALBANY, N.Y. – Lyonell Gaines scored 20 points and had 11 rebounds and four steals as Morehead State downed host Siena, 84-80, in the opening game of the College Basketball Invitational.

The Eagles (20-12) shot 50 percent from the field (30-of-60) and went 21-of-24 from the foul line in posting the victory, their eighth in the last nine games.

Xavier Moon tallied 17 points and Anthony Elechi had nine points and five steals for the Eagles, who had 16 steals on the night, tying the CBI record set against them by Boston University in 2010.

Ryan Oliver led Siena (21-13) with 18 points. Marquis Wright had 15 points added 14 points.

Morehead State will host the winner of Wednesday’s Duquesne-Omaha game on Monday.

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