The Morehead Eagles went into the locker room within striking distance of becoming the first 16 seed in history to beat a No. 1, as Louisville is clinging to a 35-33 lead. The Cards are shooting 50 percent fro the field and have hit 5-of-12 from three but have turned the ball over nine times. Louisville’s leading scorer, Earl Clark, played sparingly in the first half after picking up two fouls and had just four points and two rebounds. Maze Stallworth leads Morehead with nine points, while Samardo Samuels has nine points and five rebounds for U of L.
The Eagles don’t seem intimidated by Louisville. It will be interesting to see how the second half plays out, particularly with Clark on the floor.