Murray State (23-4, 14-2) vs. Morehead State (11-18, 7-9)
Ellis T Johnson Arena, Morehead, Kentucky; Thursday, 7:35 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Murray State looks for its eighth straight...
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — James Baker had a career-high 20 points as Morehead State edged past Tennessee Tech 66-63 on Saturday night.
Baker shot 9 for 12 from the field. He added four...
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Terry Taylor had a career-high 42 points plus 18 rebounds as Austin Peay narrowly beat Morehead State 73-70 on Saturday.
Chris Porter-Bunton had 19 points for Austin Peay (19-8, 11-3 Ohio Valley Conference). Steve Harris added 10 points. Jabari McGhee had seven rebounds for the road team.
Jordan Walker had 26 points for the Eagles (10-17, 6-8). Lamontray Harris added 13 points and 11 rebounds. James Baker had 11 points, seven rebounds and five blocks.
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — James Baker and Lamontray Harris each had a double-double as Morehead State topped Eastern Kentucky 78-72 on Thursday night.
Baker finished with 14 points and 11 boards and Harris added 13 points and 11 rebounds. Jordan Walker led Morehead State (10-16, 6-7 Ohio Valley Conference) with 18 points. De'Von Cooper added 12 points and six rebounds.
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Dylan Windler had a career-high 41 points plus 12 rebounds as Belmont won its seventh consecutive game, getting past Morehead State 96-86 on Saturday.
Windler made 9 of 11 foul shots.
Nick Muszynski had 13 points, four assists and three blocks for Belmont (19-4, 10-2 Ohio Valley Conference). Grayson Murphy added 13 points. Kevin McClain had 13 points for the visiting team.
CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — Jordan Walker scored a career-high 30 points and distributed five assists to help lead Morehead State past Eastern Illinois 84-78 on Saturday to end a two-game skid for the Eagles.
James Baker's 3-pointer with 62 seconds to go broke the tie at 69 and the Eagles (9-14, 5-5 Ohio Valley Conference) led the rest of the way. Morehead State made 11 of 12 from the foul line in the last 42 seconds.
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Jordan Walker scored 20 points with four 3-pointers and Morehead State defeated Tennessee Tech 67-61 on Thursday night for the Eagles' fourth straight victory.
Lamontray Harris added 12 points and 11 rebounds for his eighth double-double this season and Malek Green scored 11 points for Morehead State (8-12, 4-3 Ohio Valley).
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Lamontray Harris scored 20 points and Jordan Walker added 19 to lead Morehead State to an 85-77 win over Tennessee Martin on Saturday night.
The Eagles (7-12, 3-3 Ohio Valley Conference), who have won three straight, put together runs of 8-0 and 7-0 late in the first half to take a 39-30 lead at the break. The Skyhawks (5-12, 0-6), who have lost seven straight, got the deficit to less than 10 for the final seven minutes.
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Lamontray Harris finished with 19 points, six rebounds and three blocked shots and Morehead State held off Southeast Missouri State 73-69 on Thursday night.
Harris knocked down 7 of 11 shots, including all three of his 3-point tries, for the Eagles (6-12, 2-3 Ohio Valley Conference). De'Von Cooper hit three 3s and scored 16 as Morehead State sank 11 of 25 from distance (44 percent).
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Lamontray Harris scored 19 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as Morehead State snapped a four-game skid while picking up its first conference win with a 74-61 victory over Tennessee State on Saturday night.
Jordan Walker added 16 points for the Eagles (5-12, 1-3 Ohio Valley Conference). De'Von Cooper had 12 points and six rebounds and A.J. Hicks chipped in 10 points.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Caleb Hollander had a career-high 22 points as Belmont beat Morehead State 77-60 on Thursday night.
Nick Muszynski added 20 points, nine rebounds and six assists for the Bruins (11-3, 2-1 Ohio Valley Conference), who led 40-26 at the half. Dylan Windler had 12 points for Belmont (11-3, 2-1 Ohio Valley Conference).
Lamontray Harris had 13 points for the Eagles (4-12, 0-3), who have lost four games in a row.
MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — Darnell Cowart scored 20 points off the bench and grabbed nine rebounds, leading four into double-figure scoring and Murray State topped Morehead State 90-69 to kick off defense of its Ohio Valley Conference championship Thursday night.
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Lamontray Harris scored 20 points, Jordan Walker added 16 and Morehead State beat IUPUI 74-70 on Friday night to snap a three-game losing streak.
Malek Green added 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Eagles (4-8).
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Loudon Love scored 19 points, Bill Wampler and Cole Gentry added 18 apiece and Wright State defeated Morehead State 78-67 on Tuesday night.
Love had 10 rebounds for his sixth double-double and Skyelar Potter added 12 points off the bench for the Raiders (6-6).
Wright State went 5 of 11 from distance and made 16 of 20 free throws in the second half. Morehead State's A.J. Hicks hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to cap an 8-0 spurt in the last 69 seconds.
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Drew McDonald notched his first career triple-double, Tyler Sharpe sank five 3-pointers on his way to a career-high 28 points and Zaynah Robinson added 20 points, five rebounds and four assists as Northern Kentucky breezed to a 93-71 victory over Morehead State on Tuesday night.
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Ahsan Asadullah had 15 points, on 6-of-10 shooting, and nine rebounds Sunday to help Lipscomb beat Morehead State 87-55.
Rob Marberry scored 13 points, Nathan Moran hit four 3-pointers and finished with 12 points, and Michael Buckland added 11 points for Lipscomb.
CHENEY, Wash. (AP) — JayQuan McCloud had a career-high 23 points and Shanquan Hemphill scored 17 to help Green Bay beat Morehead State 87-70 on Saturday night in a sub-regional game of the 2K Empire Classic.
McCloud made 8 of 11 from the field, including 5 of 7 from 3-point range. Sandy Cohen III had 14 points, six rebounds and six assists and Cody Schwartz scored 13 for Green Bay (3-2).
CHENEY, Wash. (AP) — A.J. Hicks had a career-high 28 points and Jordan Walker scored 23, including five of Morehead State's 15 3-pointers, to help Morehead State never trailed in its 99-89 win over UMKC on Friday night in the 2K Empire Classic sub-regional game.
Lamontray Harris had 11 points and 13 rebounds, Dijmon Henson also scored 11 and Malek Green had 10 points for Morehead State (2-2).
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn coach Dan Hurley is happy with the energy level of his Huskies, now he'd like to see them develop a killer instinct.
Hurley had a successful coaching debut at his new school Thursday as UConn broke open a close game, then held off a pesky Morehead State team for an 80-70 win.
Josh Carlton scored 17 points and pulled down eight rebounds. Jalen Adams scored 16 points and Alterique Gilbert added 15 for the Huskies, who led by just four points at halftime.
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — The preseason 2018-19 All-Ohio Valley Conference team as voted on by coaches and sports information directors and released Tuesday:
Preseason OVC Player of the Year: Dylan Windler, Belmont
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Jordan Walker scored seven of his 23 points in the final minutes as Morehead State held off Eastern Kentucky 70-66 on Saturday afternoon for its second straight victory after dropping eight in a row.
Morehead State (8-21, 4-14) finished last, and out of the tournament, in the Ohio Valley Conference standings. Eastern Kentucky (11-20, 5-13) was battling for the eighth and final spot in the tournament, but came up short.
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Armani Chaney hit a 3-pointer and followed with a layup in the final minute as Tennessee State rallied to beat Morehead State 61-58 on Thursday night.
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Terry Taylor scored 23 points on 9-of-11 shooting, Dayton Gumm scored 21 and Averyl Ugba added his sixth double-double of the season to guide Austin Peay to a 92-76 victory over Morehead State on Saturday night.
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Lamontray Harris posted his fourth-straight double-double with 17 points and 13 rebounds and Morehead State clamped down on Tennessee Tech in the second half to post a 74-55 Ohio Valley Conference victory on Saturday afternoon.
With the Eagles up by two, 18-16, with 5:33 left in the first half, Harris knocked down a jumper to ignite a 10-0 run and they went on to lead by as many as 13 points twice before halftime.
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Ashton Spears was the wrong guy to foul as he calmly sank two free throws with 3.5 seconds remaining, lifting Jacksonville State to a 58-57 comeback win over upset-minded Morehead State Thursday night.
MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) — Lamontray Harris scored 19 points, including the go-ahead basket late in the second half, and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Morehead State to its first Ohio Valley Conference victory of the season with a 71-67 win over Tennessee-Martin on Saturday night.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — Denzel Mahoney scored 22 points and Ledarrius Brewer scored 16 to help Southeast Missouri State beat Morehead State 78-75 on Thursday night.
Lamontray Harris and A.J. Hicks each missed potential tying 3s for Morehead State in the last four seconds. Mahoney made 1 of 2 from the foul line for a 77-72 lead before De'Von Cooper buried a 3 to reduce the deficit to two. Jonathan Dalton made 1 of 2 free throws for the final margin.
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Jalen Henry scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and SIU-Edwardsville downed Morehead State 70-65 in Ohio Valley Conference action on Saturday afternoon.
Jaylen McCoy added 14 points on four 3-pointers for the Cougars (6-9, 2-2). David McFarland had 12 points and Daniel Kinchen had 10 points and eight assists.
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Montell Goodwin made four 3-pointers and scored 20 points with five assists as Eastern Illinois defeated Morehead State for its first win in Ohio Valley Conference play Thursday night.
Goodwin was 6 of 17 shooting, 4 of 9 from distance, mirroring the overall percentages in a game where both teams struggled. Eastern Illinois made 21 of 58 (36 percent) and Morehead State 18 of 47 (38 percent).
JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Norbertas Giga had 17 points and a career-high 14 rebounds and Jason Burnell scored 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting to help Jacksonville State beat Morehead State 76-69 on Saturday night.
Maurice Dunlap added 10 points and Malcolm Drumwright had nine points and eight assists for Jacksonville State (11-4, 2-0 Ohio Valley Conference).
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kelan Martin had a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds and he added four assists and three steals to propel Butler to an 85-69 win over Morehead State on Tuesday night.
Paul Jorgensen notched 16 points and four assists, Tyler Wideman scored 15 and Kamar Baldwin added 12 points and eight boards for the Bulldogs (9-3), who shot 50 percent from the floor, had a 42-24 rebound advantage and won for the sixth time in seven games.
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Jordan Walker scored 12 of his 23 points points in overtime to lift Morehead State to a 98-94 win over Central Arkansas on Sunday.
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Djimon Henson scored a career-high 23 points with five rebounds, Lamontray Harris added 16 and grabbed 10 rebounds, and Morehead State beat NAIA Div. II Alice Lloyd 103-56 on Thursday night.
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A.J. Hicks scored 17 points with seven assists and Morehead State rallied to beat Marshall 86-83 on Thursday night.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Evan Bradds scored 19 points and Nick Smith added 17 points off the bench as Belmont cruised past Morehead State 89-73 for the Bruins 20th win of the season Saturday.
Belmont (20-5, 14-1) clinched a ninth regular season championship with a win over Eastern Kentucky Thursday. The Bruins close out the regular season Saturday against cross-town rival Tennessee State.
RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — Xavier Moon had 16 points and nine rebounds, DeJuan Marrero scored 14 points and Morehead State defeated Eastern Kentucky 67-62 on Saturday night.
Miguel Dicent added 10 points and six assists for the Eagles (13-12, 9-3 Ohio Valley), who won a season-best fourth straight game with their seventh victory in eight contests. Morehead State outrebounded EKU 46-27 with 16 on the offensive glass leading to a 12-2 advantage on second-chance points.
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Xavier Moon drilled 6 of 10 from long distance for a career-best 26 points as Morehead State took control late to beat Austin Peay 89-82 on Thursday night.
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — DeJuan Marrero scored 22 points with 16 rebounds, and Treshaad Williams' layup with six seconds remaining carried Morehead State to an 87-85 win against Tennessee State on Saturday night.
Just a minute before Williams' game winner, Tahjere McCall buried a 3 for Tennessee State tying the score at 85. Miguel Dicent scored 19 points and Lamontray Harris finished with 15 points for the Eagles.
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Evan Bradds scored 32 points and added 10 rebounds as Belmont maintained its spotless conference record with an 84-78 win over Morehead State on Thursday night.
Nick Smith hit six 3-pointers and added 24 points for the Bruins (10-4, 4-0 Ohio Valley), while Dylan Windler chipped in 14 points and nine boards.
Belmont has won six-in-a-row overall and currently holds a one-game lead over Tennessee State in the Ohio Valley East Division standings.
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Xavier Moon scored 25 points, dished out 11 assists and hauled in 10 rebounds to propel Morehead State past Central Arkansas for a 111-85 win Monday night.
Moon's triple-double was the first in Morehead State history, and he set career highs in rebounding and assists.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Stevie Browning shot 12 for 18, including four 3-pointers, and finished with a career-high 32 points to lead Marshall past Morehead State 85-77 on Wednesday night.
Jon Elmore made all four of his free throws in an 18-second span to give Marshall an 84-77 lead with less than 15 seconds to play. Elmore finished with 17 points and shot 10 for 11 from the free-throw line.
Xavier Moon and Lamontray Harris missed back-to-back 3s with Morehead State trailing 80-77.
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Malik Maitland scored 20 points and Morehead State coasted to a season-opening 106-41 win over NAIA Kentucky Christian on Friday night.
With 13 of 14 players scoring, the Eagles were never threatened, racing to a 21-0 lead five minutes into the game.
Maitland made 7 of 9 shots, including 5 of 6 3-pointers.
The Eagles shot 56 percent from the field, hitting half of their 22 shots from long range. They led 53-16 at the half.