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The Morehead State men's basketball team outscored visiting UT Martin 44-22 in the second half Saturday and pulled away for a 76-44 victory at Johnson Arena, marking MSU's seventh consecutive Ohio Valley Conference triumph.

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In a slugfest that featured 62 combined free three attempts, the Morehead State men's basketball team kept its current winning streak intact Thursday night, besting visiting Southeast Missouri 76-65 at Johnson Arena in a game featured on ESPNU.

The Eagles, who swept back-to-back games against the Redhawks, improved to 10-6 overall and 7-2 in the OVC, the best conference start since being 9-0 at that point in 2009-10. SEMO fell to 4-9 and 2-5 in the league.

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For the fourth time in his young career, Morehead State's Johni Broome has been named the Ohio Valley Conference Freshman of the Week. He is the first freshman since Ricky Minard in 2000-01 to earn at least four weekly awards for the league's top frosh.

Broome, from Plant City, Fla., was nearly unstoppable in a national TV game at Eastern Illinois Thursday, helping MSU to its largest win ever in Charleston. He was 9-of-11 from the field, scoring a game high 20 points while coming up just one rebound shy of his fourth career double-double.

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Another lock-down effort on defense, plus four double-figure scorers on the offensive end of the floor, propelled Morehead State men's basketball to its fifth consecutive win, a 64-50 triumph at Southeast Missouri, Saturday night at the Show Me Center.

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Morehead State's basketball program had only won six times ever at Eastern Illinois' Lantz Arena, and the largest margin of victory was only eight. Thursday night, the current Eagles shattered that figure by knocking off the Panthers 87-61 for MSU's fourth consecutive win to stay perfect (4-0) in the New Year.

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Freshman Johni Broome missed a game and played sparingly in the previous contest against Tennessee Tech. But the 6-10 Florida native showed little rust Saturday as the three-time OVC Freshman of the Week produced 14 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks to pace the Morehead State men's basketball team to a 56-55 edging of Jacksonville State at Johnson Arena.

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Morehead State junior guard Skyelar Potter has been voted as the OVC Newcomer of the week.

Potter, a transfer from Wright State from Bowling Green, Ky., earned his first-ever OVC weekly award, giving MSU four league honors this season (Johni Broome has three Freshman of the Week accolades). That is the most awards for the program in a single season since Kenneth Faried and Demonte Harper combined for nine in 2010-11.

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The 6-foot-10 men's basketball newcomer was selected as the first Ohio Valley Conference Freshman of the Week for the 2020-21 season.

Broome, a native of Plant City, Fla., got a starting assignment in his first collegiate week and delivered solid performances. In his first career home game, a win over Arkansas State Sunday, Broome led the team with 25 points and 12 rebounds to go along with five blocked shots. He scored 19 in the second half, including seven straight in the final three minutes in a close game that distanced the Eagles from the Red Wolves for the final margin.

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Due to a positive COVID-19 case with the Detroit Mercy men's basketball program, the schedule for the Bluegrass Showcase event at Rupp Arena has been revised.

Morehead State men's basketball is still slated to meet Kentucky at 6 p.m. ET Wednesday. That game will air live on the SEC Network.

The Eagles will now face Richmond at 6 p.m. Friday, instead of the original 9 p.m. tip-off time. The game will air on YouTube live through Richmond.

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A valiant effort by the Morehead State men's basketball team came up inches short Saturday night at Eastern Kentucky as the Eagles fell 80-76 in the regular season finale.

A back and forth battle saw MSU hold a second-half lead midway through the final 20 minutes, but a five-point swing - all on EKU free throws - shifted the lead back to the hosts, and MSU played catch up the rest of the way as the Eagles ended the regular season 7-11 in the OVC and 13-18 overall.

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Morehead State men's basketball was tied with Ohio Valley Conference co-leader Austin Peay midway through the second half, but a surge in the final nine minutes by the host Govs pushed them past the Eagles 67-58 at the Dunn Center Thursday night.

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After leading his team to a pair of league wins this past weekend, Morehead State senior guard Jordan Walker has earned the Ohio Valley Conference's Men's Basketball Player of the Week accolade this week.

Walker, the 6-footer from Indianapolis, led MSU to a 90-74 win over Southeast Missouri with 21 points and five rebounds to go along with three assists. Walker hit a trio of three-pointers.

On Saturday, Walker erupted for 17 second-half points and netted 22 overall while also leading the team in rebounds with seven as MSU topped UT Martin 85-77.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Morehead State men's basketball held visiting IUPUI to just one field goal in the final 13 minutes of the first half and used a 15-0 run to end the half en route to gutting out a 56-51 victory over the Jaguars Wednesday at Johnson Arena.

The Eagles, who ended a four-game losing skid, improved to 5-4 overall and won for the second straight year over IUPUI. The Jaguars dipped to 2-7.

While Morehead State had a tough night shooting the ball itself, the Eagles made the going tough for the Jaguars. MSU held IUPUI to just 5-of-25 (20 percent) in the opening 20 minutes.

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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.

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The Morehead State men's basketball team used an 18-2 first-half run and a 20-2 scoring spurt in the final half to distance itself and defeat visiting Spalding (Ky.) 92-44 Thursday at Johnson Arena.

Morehead State improved to 2-0, starting the season with two straight wins for the first time since 2016-17.

Five players scored in double figures for the host Eagles, led by sophomore guard Malik Riddle's 15. Junior guard Justin Thomas stuffed the stat sheet with 12 points, eight assists, six steals and six rebounds, and the Eagles canned 11 of 17 three-pointers.

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Morehead State men's basketball picked up a gut-check victory in the first game out in the 2019-20 season as the Eagles outlasted visiting Samford 90-86 in double overtime at Johnson Arena Tuesday.

The Eagles, who have now won four of the last five season openers, played the Bulldogs (former OVC foes) to an overtime battle for the second straight season.

Senior guard Jordan Walker scored a game-high 25 points, including two free throws with 0.5 seconds left to send the game to overtime.

The Eagles now host Spalding (Ky.) on Thursday at 6 p.m. ET.

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Fifteen regular-season home contests, three of which are against foes who made appearances in national postseason tournaments a season ago, and games in the Hall of Fame Classic highlight Morehead State's 2019-20 men's basketball slate.

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Former Morehead State standout Treshaad Williams will be taking the next step in his professional endeavors, agreeing to terms to play for the Villa San Martin basketball club in Argentina. A native of Nashville, Ga., Williams heads to South America after a season in Australia with the South Adelaide Panthers.

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Former Morehead State men's basketball forward Lamontray Harris has taken the next step in his professional endeavors, signing a contract with BC Zaporizhya in Ukraine.

The hoops club, based in the city with the same name, fields its competition in the country's first-tier league, the Ukrainian Basketball SuperLeague. By adding Harris, BC Zaporizhya looks to get back to their title-winning ways, having previously won two championships (most recently in 2013).

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Adam Gage has joined the Morehead State men's basketball coaching staff as a graduate assistant.

Gage comes to Morehead State by way of the College of Central Florida where he served as a volunteer assistant with the men's basketball team under Head Coach Tim Ryan.

Gage, a native of Beverly Hills, Fla., graduated from Florida Gulf Coast with a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science in 2018. In his four years at FGCU, he was a student manager and was a part of two Atlantic Sun Conference regular season title teams and two tournament championship teams.

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The Morehead State men's basketball program will host the Eagle Day Camp this summer.

The Eagle Day Camp will take place in Johnson Arena and run from June 10-13 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. The price is $65 per camper and will include a camp t-shirt, a picture with head coach Preston Spradlin, and ample opportunities for prizes, autographs, and more.

For more information on registration and payment, please visit http://abcsportscamps.com/msueaglembb

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Despite a valiant second-half effort after trailing by more than 20, the Morehead State men's basketball team ultimately saw its season come to a close on Thursday night in the quarterfinals of the OVC Tournament as the Eagles fell 95-81 to the Austin Peay Govs.

MSU finished its second full season under head coach Preston Spradlin at 13-20. The Eagles scored 52 second-half points, their highest output against a Division I team this year.