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Las Vegas Invitational - Recap - Gardner-Webb Defeats Morehead State 86-82

Las Vegas Invitational - Recap - Gardner-Webb Defeats Morehead State 86-82

Naji Hibbert scored 23 points leading Gardner-Webb to an 86-82 victory over Morehead State at Orleans Arena on Friday.

Gardner-Webb was a 7-point underdog in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters.

Isaiah Ivey had 17 points for Gardner-Webb and Tyrell Nelson chipped in with 15 points. Tyler Strange had 5 assists for them, while Tyrell Nelson was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 11 boards.

Morehead State got a 22-point performance from Angelo Warner, who was supported by 17 points from Brent Arrington. Kareem Storey had 5 assists in a losing cause for Morehead State, while Chad Posthumus grabbed 13 rebounds.

Gardner-Webb hit the break trailing 34-21 before taking care of business in the second half.

The rebound battle favored Morehead State as they grabbed 36 boards, while Gardner-Webb only had 33.