It was one of the greatest comebacks ever. Western Kentucky (16-18) was down 16 points with 4 minutes left after letting Miss. Valley State (21-13) go on a 15-0 run. So with four minutes left in this game Western was down 16 points, then came all the way back to win it 59-58. And on a side note the Miss. Valley State coach was the point guard for Kentucky Sean Woods who was on the wrong side of the Christian Laettner hail mary to end the Kentucky Wildcats season in the Final 4 in 1992. Also Western Kentucky was (11-18) going into their conference tournament going in as one of the lowest seeds in the Sun Belt.
"Coach Mattison told me what the Ravens were about, what he thought," Beyer said. "He definitely encouraged me. I hold his opinion in high regard."