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Men's Basketball Falters in Offensive Shootout at William & Mary

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If one were to look at Tuesday night's box score for the Morehead State men's basketball team, one would probably take a look at the key stats and assume a victory for the Eagles.

MSU shot 51 percent and only turned the ball over a season-low four times. But the host Tribe connected on 60 percent of their field goals, including 13 triples, as they raced past MSU 95-84 in an offensive shootout at Kaplan Arena.

It marked the first-ever meeting between the two programs. Morehead State slipped to 4-3 in 2019-20, while W&M moved to 5-1.

Senior guard Jordan Walker led Morehead State with 23 points and a season-high seven assists while also nabbing a team-best three steals.

Morehead State trailed by as many as 20 in the first half but cut the deficit to less than double digits. The Eagles could not counter the Tribe's hot hand, including 28 points and 12 rebounds from 6-10 forward Nathan Knight. Luke Loewe also hurt MSU as he exploded for 26 points, a career high.

The Eagles concluded the Hall of Fame Classic with this game and now will travel to North Alabama, a team transitioning to Division I this year, on Saturday for a Noon ET tip-off.

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