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Men's Basketball Uses Efficient Offensive Night to Score 90-74 Victory

Jan 31, 2020

Credit MSU Athletics

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.

Morehead State shot 51 percent (31-of-61) for the night and hit 11 of 24 triples. MSU also drained 17 of its 20 free throws and only turned the ball over seven times - the sixth time this season the OVC leader in fewest turnovers per game had less than 10 floor miscues.

The Eagles also got 15 points (on 7-of-8 field goals) from freshman Tyzhaun Claude and 13 from sophomore Malik Riddle.

In scoring his 21, Walker also moved to No. 18 on MSU's career scoring chart. His 1,386 points passed former Eagle big man Kyle Umberger (1998-01).

The Eagles will look to even their OVC mark Saturday when UT Martin visits for a 3 p.m. ET battle.