NORRIS CITY (WSIL) -- In a battle of unbeatens, it was as good as advertised.
NCOE lived up to their nickname the FIghting Cadinals, and right out of the gate they came out fighting. Ty Money led a pressue defensive attack, that sparked the offense. Cord Tucker would hit a first half three pointer to put NCOE up 7, but Fairfield stormed back with back-to-back threes by Landon Zurleine.
This game went back and forth and needed overtime. In the extra period, Zurleine took the big shot and nailed it, a game winner at the buzzer to give the Mules a 59-57 win.