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The Cowboys caught fire in the second half of Wednesday night's must-win game against the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers, rattling off 48 points for an 81-57 win and forcing a third and final game for the College Basketball Invitational presented by Five Four Championship.

Coastal Carolina had six double-digit scorers in the Chanticleers 90-81 win over Wyoming in game one of the College Basketball Invitational (CBI).

Demario Beck, Jaylen Shaw and Michel Enanga came off the bench as all three players scored 15 points. Elijah Wilson and Colton Ray-St Cyr added 14 and Artur Labinowicz scored 10 as CCU (20-17) shot 47 percent from the field.

The Cowboys continue their postseason run on Wednesday hosting Utah Valley in the semifinals of the College Basketball Invitational presented by Five Four in the Arena-Auditorium at 7 p.m. It will be the first meeting between the two schools since the 2011-12 season.

The Cowboys held Missouri-Kansas City to 34 percent from the field and 16 points below their season scoring average in a 72-61 win over the Kangaroos in the quarterfinals of the College Basketball Invitational presented by Five Four on Monday evening in the Arena-Auditorium. The Cowboys will now host Utah Valley on Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. in the semifinals.

No. 16 Iowa State (24-10, 12-6 Big 12) held on to advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament with an 84-73 victory over Nevada (28-7, 14-4 MWC) Thursday night at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee.