NCAA Game Summary - Morehead State at Eastern Kentucky
(Saturday, January 12)
Final Score: Eastern Kentucky 59, Morehead State 52
Richmond, KY (Sports Network) - Mike DiNunno scored 13 points to lead the Eastern Kentucky Colonels to a 59-52 win over the Morehead State Eagles in Ohio Valley Conference action at McBrayer Arena.
Tarius Johnson finished with 11 points and seven boards as EKU (14-3, 4-0 OVC) remained unbeaten at home this season. Eric Stutz and Orlando Williams each chipped in 10 points.
Drew Kelly registered a double-double for MSU (8-10, 2-2) with 13 points and 10 boards. Bakari Turner added 11 points off the bench for the Eagles, who have lost back-to-back games.
Neither team shot particularly well in the first half, but Eastern Kentucky forced 13 MSU turnovers. The Colonels only shot 37.5 percent from the floor but still led 32-21 at the break.
EKU improved its shooting in the second half, making 42.9 percent of its field goal attempts, while the Eagles remained under 40 percent. The Colonels led by as many as 20 points down the stretch, and while the Eagles battled back to make their deficit single-digits, they could not complete the comeback.
Eastern Kentucky won the transition battle, outscoring MSU 12-2 in fast break points.
01/12 22:50:53 ET