Men's Basketball Topples Tech Saturday

Jan 4, 2020

Credit MSU Athletics

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.

Henson, who has now scored double figures in five straight, nailed four triples and also dished out a career-best four assists.

Morehead State did not make a field goal in the final 5:27 but shot better than 20 percent over its season free throw average to fend off the Golden Eagles. Senior guard Jordan Walker added 17 markers, while freshman guard Ta'lon Cooper notched 14 and sophomore guard Malik Riddle cashed in with 13 points.The hosts nailed 52 percent from the floor in pulling away for a 49-27 halftime lead.

Jr. Clay led TTU with 17 points.

Morehead State remains at home next week, hosting SIUE and Eastern Illinois. SIUE is first on Thursday at 7 p.m. ET following the women's game.