In what could be dubbed an instant classic, Morehead State men's basketball shook off a huge early deficit and then weathered overtime to edge Austin Peay 75-74 at Johnson Arena Saturday afternoon.
In overtime, APSU's Terry Taylor missed the back end of a one-and-one with 0.9 seconds to go, the only free throw the Govs missed all day, and Eagle junior guard Skyelar Potter skied for the rebound to seal the victory. Potter led MSU with 20 points and 13 rebounds.
The Eagles (15-6/12-2 OVC) won their 11th straight game, having not lost in 2021, to equal the 2009-10 team for the second longest winning streak in program history. MSU also halted a five-game unsuccessful streak against the Governors.
Morehead State trailed 14-2 in the first six minutes and never led in the first half. The Eagles did not grab a lead until eight minutes left in the game and outscored the Govs 7-2 in the final 3:30 of regulation to get it the extra period. Alex Woodward's layup for the visitors with 0.8 left in regulation ultimately sent the game to overtime.
Besides Potter, freshman forward Johni Broome chipped in 19 points with eight rebounds and four blocked shots, while DeVon and Ta'lon Cooper each recorded 10 points on the box score. Taylor paced the Govs with 28 points and 10 rebounds, while Jordyn Adams drained five three-pointers and scored 20.
Morehead State can tie the program record for winning streak at 12 with a win in its next game. The Eagles travel to Nashville, Tenn., this week to face Tennessee State first on Thursday at 9 p.m. ET.