The Morehead State men’s basketball team, the only team representing Kentucky in the 2021 NCAA Tournament, fell to West Virginia in the first round after midnight Saturday.The No. 3 seed Mountaineers secured a win over the Eagles, 84-67, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.Morehead State’s last appearance in the NCAA was 10 years ago.Ahead of Friday’s matchup against West Virginia, the Eagles were the No. 14 seed after winning the Ohio Valley Conference tournament.Morehead began the season with a 1-4 start. The Eagles rode a 19-1 surge, the best 20-game stretch in program history. Its run included an impressive sweep through the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament, highlighted by an 86-71, championship game defeat of top-seeded Belmont to earn the mid-major league’s automatic bid. The Eagles had a week off before seeing their draw Sunday night and erupting jubilantly at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.“It’s been two years in the making,” coach Preston Spradlin said earlier this week. “I know that makes it extra special for myself and our program to be involved in the tournament this year.”This is a developing story.

The Morehead State men’s basketball team, the only team representing Kentucky in the 2021 NCAA Tournament, fell to West Virginia in the first round after midnight Saturday.

The No. 3 seed Mountaineers secured a win over the Eagles, 84-67, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

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Morehead State’s last appearance in the NCAA was 10 years ago.

Ahead of Friday’s matchup against West Virginia, the Eagles were the No. 14 seed after winning the Ohio Valley Conference tournament.

Morehead began the season with a 1-4 start. The Eagles rode a 19-1 surge, the best 20-game stretch in program history. Its run included an impressive sweep through the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament, highlighted by an 86-71, championship game defeat of top-seeded Belmont to earn the mid-major league’s automatic bid. The Eagles had a week off before seeing their draw Sunday night and erupting jubilantly at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

“It’s been two years in the making,” coach Preston Spradlin said earlier this week. “I know that makes it extra special for myself and our program to be involved in the tournament this year.”

This is a developing story.

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