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Senior Jordan Walker netted a team-high 22 points, including 17 in the second half, to lead four players who scored double digits as the Morehead State men's hoops team held off UT Martin 85-77 Saturday at Johnson Arena.

The Eagles, who have still not lost to the Skyhawks at home since 2005-06, moved to 10-2 at home in 2019-20 and to 11-12 overall. The Eagles are also now 5-5 in the OVC. UTM slipped to 6-15 overall and 2-8 in the league.

Morehead State scored 52 points in the second half against UTM, a season-high for points in a half against Division I competition.

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Seniors Jordan Walker and Djimon Henson both scored team-highs of 21 points to lead four in double figures as the Morehead State men's basketball team scored a 90-74 victory over Southeast Missouri Thursday at Johnson Arena.

The Eagles, who tied a season high with 11 three-pointers and 23 assists, improved to 9-2 at home and to 10-12 overall and 4-5 in the OVC. SEMO was left still searching for its first conference win at 0-9.

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Freshman guard Ariel Kirkwood had a career day on both ends of the floor as the Morehead State Women's Basketball had a late comeback bid fall short, falling to Southeast Missouri, 67-61, in Ohio Valley Conference play on Thursday evening at Johnson Arena.

The Eagles found themselves trailing by as many as 25 points in the fourth quarter, falling behind 59-34 after a made jumper by SEMO guard Carrie Shepard with 7:44 remaining. A layup by MSU senior forward Orlandra Humphries sparked a 27-8 run by MSU.

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A new conference, three new foes, and seven home matches punctuate Morehead State beach volleyball's slate as the program and head coach Kyrsten Becker announce the team's 2020 spring schedule.

The Eagles enter the spring transition to the Ohio Valley Conference-who added beach volleyball as a sponsored sport in July-after spending a season as an affiliate member of the Atlantic Sun Conference.

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The Morehead State Women's Basketball team held Jacksonville State without a made shot for nearly 10 minutes over the third and fourth quarters as it earned a 69-55 Ohio Valley Conference victory on Saturday afternoon at Pete Matthews Coliseum.

After finding themselves trailing 33-27 at halftime, the Eagles adjusted on both ends of the floor to earn their first win on the Gamecocks floor since 2016.

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Reigning Ohio Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week Jazzmyn Elston bucketed a career-best 30 points as the Morehead State Women's Basketball team came up short, 82-75, against league-leading Tennessee Tech at the Hooper Eblen Center on Thursday evening.

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After serving in an interim role since April, Jaime Gordon will now assume the full-time position of Director of Athletics at Morehead State. Gordon's appointment is effective February 1.

Gordon, who recently concluded his 17th season as the head coach of the Morehead State Volleyball program, is the winningest coach in the school's history in any sport. He has guided the Eagles to 309 victories since 2003.

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Senior forward Orlandra Humphries scored 12 points and grabbed a career-high 19 rebounds to post her third consecutive double-double as the Morehead State Women's Basketball team fell 71-62 to Ohio Valley Conference rival Belmont on Saturday afternoon at the Curb Event Center.

The Eagles turned the ball over a season-low six times and hung with the four-time defending OVC Tournament Champions for an entire 40 minutes.

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The Morehead State Women's Basketball defeated won its first road matchup in Ohio Valley Conference play, defeating Tennessee State, 84-47, on Thursday evening at the Gentry Center.

The Eagles' 37-point victory, which is the largest against the Lady Tigers in program history, improves their overall record to 7-10 and OVC mark to 3-2 for the 2019-20 season.

"I was pleased with our team's effort tonight," said MSU head coach Greg Todd. "Overall I thought we played with good energy from start to finish and got a good road win at a tough place to play."

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Five Morehead State football student-athletes have been named to Phil Steele's 2019 postseason all-Pioneer League Teams.

Junior defensive lineman Vaughn Taylor Jr., and sophomore return man Ian Holder were first-team picks (both players also made the first-team in the PFL's own postseason lists). Junior wide receiver Landon Hurst and senior offensive lineman Josh Poe earned second team nods, while junior Andrew Foster made the third team as a punter.

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The Morehead State Soccer team has been awarded for its performance in the classroom during the fall 2019 semester, receiving the Team Academic Award from the United Soccer Coaches.

For a team to be considered for the United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award, it must have a composite team grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) for all team members who appear on the official NCAA roster.

The Eagles turned in a composite team GPA of 3.5 in the fall.

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As the spring portion of the team's 2019-20 schedule approaches, Morehead State women's golf welcomes another member of its 2020-21 signing class, announcing the signing of Hannah Curreri.

"We are thrilled Hannah has decided to join our team. She is a strong, local talent who excels in the classroom and is well-liked in the community," said head coach Stephanie Barker. "As a long hitter, Hannah will have every opportunity to contribute at the college level. I'm excited for Hannah and her family."

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Following an exceptional high school career that has seen six Kentucky Christian Athletic Association Team Championships and three KCAA Individual Championships, Kyler Barton will continue his career with the Morehead State men's golf program, joining as a member of the team's 2020-21 signing class.

A local product, hailing from Morehead, Ky., Barton bolsters an expansive group of Kentucky golfers on the Eagles' 2020-21 roster, becoming the ninth Bluegrass State native to join the program for the 2020-21 season.

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Senior guard Djimon Henson scored 19 points to lead four players in double figures, and Morehead State hit 11 of its final 13 free throws and shot 86 percent at the line overall in handing Tennessee Tech an 83-72 defeat Saturday at Johnson Arena.

The Eagles, who are now 13-1 in home games versus Tech since 2005-06, improved to 7-8 overall and evened their OVC ledger at 1-1. TTU lost its sixth consecutive battle to slip to 3-12 overall and 0-2 in league play.

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The Morehead State Women's Basketball team dropped a 75-55 decision to Ohio Valley Conference opponent Tennessee Tech on Saturday afternoon at Johnson Arena.

After tightly-contested first quarter that saw both teams make just four shots from the field, the Golden Eagles offense opened a three-point lead to a 17-point halftime advantage.

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Despite a gutsy rally in the second half after trailing by as many as 12, Morehead State men's basketball could not find the magic touch and fell 76-72 to Jacksonville State in both team's Ohio Valley Conference openers Thursday at Johnson Arena.

JSU has now won six straight over the Eagles, but the average margin of victory is only 3.8.

After missing the previous two games, freshman forward Tyzhaun Claude exploded for career highs of 19 points and 12 rebounds in 30 minutes of action in his first career start.

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The Morehead State Women's Basketball team began Ohio Valley Conference play with a with a 67-48 victory over Jacksonville State on Thursday evening at Johnson Arena.

The Eagles and Gamecocks went back-and-forth in the first half, trading the lead eight times, before settling on a 25-23 advantage for MSU after the opening two quarters.

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Former Morehead State all-star basketball athlete Kenneth Faried has been named to the Lou Henson All-Decade Team as presented by CollegeInsider.com.

The All Decade Team identifies the 40 outstanding players who competed for mid-major college basketball programs between 2010 and 2019. The voting panel consisted of 21 Division I head coaches, four athletic directors and six senior members of the College Insider staff. The Ohio Valley Conference makes up 10 percent of the list as he is one of four players, joining Murray State's Isiah Canaan and Ja Morant and Belmont's Evan Bradds.

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For the first time since 2012, Morehead State volleyball earned an All-American selection, garnering two picks from VolleyballMag.com.

Junior outside hitter Olivia Lohmeier and freshman setter Bridget Bessler earned the honors for the Eagles, collecting Honorable Mention All-American and Honorable Mention Freshman All-American honors, respectively.

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Morehead State guard Ta'lon Cooper didn't miss a shot and he contributed to points on six other occasions, leading him to earn his first-ever OVC Freshman of the Week accolade.

Cooper, a 6-4 guard from Spartanburg, S.C., was 7-for-7 from the floor and 4-for-4 from the free throw line in scoring a career-best 20 points against ALC. He also dished off a team-high six assists as the Eagles trounced their foe 102-46.

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In its final non-conference game of the 2019-20 season, the Morehead State Women's Basketball team dropped a 94-47 decision to the No.6 Baylor Lady Bears on Monday evening at the Ferrell Center.

Despite the final margin, the Eagles battled the defending NCAA National Champions to the final horn. Morehead State trailed Baylor 56-21 at halftime but showed grit in the second half, playing to a 38-26 margin.

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Career highs in many stat categories from multiple players propelled the Morehead State men's basketball team to a 102-46 triumph over Alice Lloyd (Ky.) Saturday at Johnson Arena.

The MSU Eagles improved to 6-7 heading into Ohio Valley Conference play this week.

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Morehead State seniors Jordan Walker and Djimon Henson combined for 46 points as the Eagle men's basketball team came up just short at Ohio Saturday, falling 82-76.

The Eagles fell behind by 12 in the first half but never fully faltered, mounting a furious rally to lead at the half. MSU slipped to 5-7 overall, while the Bobcats moved to 8-4.

Walker, who drilled six three-pointers, became just the second player in program history with at least 1,200 points, 200 assists, 100 steals and 175 triples. He has 176 three-balls now in his four seasons.

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The Morehead State Women's Basketball team stomped out a three-game skid as it defeated Asbury (Ky.), 107-55, in front of 2,557 fans during its annual "I'm going to college" game on Thursday afternoon at Johnson Arena.

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Despite having three players score in double figures and a defensive effort that held Valparaiso to its lowest scoring total in four games, the Morehead State Women's Basketball team fell 55-53 to the Crusaders on Tuesday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.

After opening the game in a bit of an offensive lull, the Eagles outscored Valpo 14-7 over the final 4:12 of the first quarter to take a 20-18 lead. The run was capped off with a three-point make at the buzzer by senior Jaleesa Avery.

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Morehead State Women's Basketball's Tomiyah Alford has been named the Ohio Valley Conference Freshman of the Week, the league announced Tuesday morning.

Alford finished one-point off the game-high against nationally-ranked Michigan State on Sunday, posting 13 points on 6-of-10 shooting. The Barnesville, Ga., native also assisted on two buckets in the game.

"Tomiyah had a great game against a Michigan State," said MSU head coach Greg Todd. "She shot the ball at an impressive clip. Happy for her to receive this recognition."

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Senior guard Djimon Henson saw a night with multiple season and career highs. But, a blazing hot Thundering Herd offense was ultimately too much to overcome as the Morehead State men's basketball team fell to Marshall, 89-62, Monday night at Johnson Arena.

Henson re-wrote his personal-best ledger, as the Indianapolis native tied his career-high in points, scoring 23 on a season-best 5-for-9 from the floor, and a career high 11-of-14 from the charity stripe.

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The Morehead State Women's Basketball team suffered a 93-48 setback at No. 19 Michigan State on Sunday afternoon at the Breslin Center.

The Spartans, who improved to 8-1 overall in the 2019-20 season, hit on 37-of-67 shots to post a season-best 55% shooting clip. Freshman Julia Ayrault paced five double-figure scorers for Michigan State with a double-double of 14 points and 11 rebounds.

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For the eighth time in program history, Morehead State volleyball has claimed an American Volleyball Coaches Association All-Midwest Region player as junior outside hitter Olivia Lohmeier garnered the honor as the organization announced its All-Region selections Tuesday.

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After recording her second double-double of the 2019-20 season, Morehead State Women's Basketball's Ariel Kirkwood has been tabbed as the Ohio Valley Conference Freshman of the Week.

Kirkwood, a six-foot guard from Milwaukee, scored 12 points and grabbed a career-best tying 13 rebounds for the Eagles against Dayton on Dec. 5. The freshman also blocked four shots and assisted on two baskets in the game.

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