UNC Wilmington beats Middle Tennessee for CBI championship
Mar 23, 2022, 5:41 AM | Updated: 5:43 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Mike Okauru scored 11 of his 28 points in the two overtime periods, Jaylen Sims also finished with 28 points and UNC Wilmington beat Middle Tennessee 96-90 on Wednesday night in the College Basketball Invitational championship game.
Jaylen Fornes added 19 points for UNC Wilmington (27-9).
Okauru was 10 of 12 from the line and Sims 14 of 15 as the teams combined for 56 fouls and 89 free-throw attempts.
Donovan Sims scored a season-high 27 points and had eight rebounds for the Blue Raiders (26-11). DeAndre Dishman added 17 points and Teafale Lenard Jr had 11 points.
Sims sank a 3-pointer with 3.5 seconds left in the first overtime to tie it at 81.
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