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In front of a ruckus crowd of 3,900 at McBrayer Arena, juniors Xavier Moon and DeJuan Marrero helped lead Morehead State to a 70-67 win over Eastern Kentucky on Saturday night.

MSU (12-9, 6-3) has won back-to-back contests and three of its last four games, while EKU (12-12, 3-6) suffered its first three-game losing streak of the season.

With 1:57 left to play in the second half and the game tied at 62, senior Brent Arrington drained a three from the right wing to give the Eagles a 65-62 lead.

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A 20-point first-half deficit was too much to overcome for the Morehead State men's baskeball team at home on Sunday afternoon, as they lost 78-74 to the Jacksonville State Gamecocks.

The Eagles fell to 10-9 overall and 4-3 in the Ohio Valley Conference, while JSU improved to 8-15 on the season and 4-4 in league play.

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The Morehead State men's basketball team defeated the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles, 81-74, on Thursday night at Johnson Arena as a strong second-half performance propelled the hosts to victory.

The Eagles improved to 10-8 overall and 4-2 in Ohio Valley Conference play. Tennessee Tech fell to 13-7 and 5-2 in league play. It was the fourth straight win for MSU over TTU in the long-running series.

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Junior guard Corban Collins scored a career-high 28 points, but it wasn't enough as the Morehead State men's basketball team fell in overtime at Eastern Illinois, 84-82.

It was the second straight overtime game for the Eagles, following an overtime victory over SIU Edwardsville on Thursday night.

The loss moves Morehead State to 9-8 on the year and 3-2 in OVC play. EIU improves to 6-12 overall and 3-3 in league play.

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The Morehead State men's basketball team battled back from a 17-point first half deficit and received 18 second half points from senior forward Anthony Elechi to down SIUE in overtime, 70-67.

With the win, they move to 9-7 overall and 3-1 in OVC play. The Cougars fall to 3-14 and remain winless in league play at 0-5.

"I tip my hat off to SIUE, but I really tip my hat off to our team for finding a way to win in an adverse situation on the road," said head coach Sean Woods.

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Three players scored in double figures, and the Morehead State men's basketball team took a big first-half lead before falling behind and rallying early in the second half to defeat UT Martin 64-58 Saturday at Johnson Arena.

The Eagles, who swept the Ohio Valley Conference weekend at home, improved to 8-7 overall and 2-1 in the league. The Skyhawks saw their seven-game winning streak snapped and fell to 9-8 overall and 1-1 in the conference.

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The Morehead State men's basketball team opened the game on a 16-2 run and was never threatened as they rolled past Southeast Missouri State in their OVC home opener, 96-69. Senior guard Brent Arrington led all scorers with a season-high 21 points.

The win moves the Eagles to 1-1 in league play and 7-7 overall. SEMO falls to 2-13 and 0-3 in the league.

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The Morehead State men's basketball team had chances, but couldn't get clutch shots to fall, and fell at Murray State in their OVC opener, 62-57.

"We're fighting, but we just need to find ways to win down the stretch," said head coach Sean Woods. "We just need to get better on both ends and we have to make shots down the stretch."

It was a tight game throughout, but Murray State ended the first half on a 10-4 run and the Eagles went into the locker room trailing, 29-23.

That run ended up being the difference in the game.

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The Morehead State Eagles played the Pitt Panthers even throughout, but a 16-0 run by the home team was the difference as MSU fell at the Petersen Events Center on Sunday afternoon, 72-62.

The loss is Morehead State's second straight and moves their record to 5-3 on the season. Pitt moves to 8-1.

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Morehead State jumped out to a 38-15 lead at the half and held on to win, 60-46, at Saint Louis on Wednesday night. The win moves the Eagles to 5-1, which is their best start since the 1990-91 season.

"It started with our defense tonight. Our defense was locked down, our guys were very into it and they really looked forward to guarding this type of offense," said head coach Sean Woods. "We were so disciplined tonight and to only have two days to prepare for them, I really tip my hat off to them."

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The Morehead State Eagles defeated the Southern Miss Golden Eagles, 61-46, on Saturday afternoon at Johnson Arena. Morehead State improves to 4-1 on the season, while Southern Miss falls to 0-4.

"We didn't shoot particularly well today, but we shared the ball exceptionally well and shots just didn't fall," said head coach Sean Woods.

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A very balanced offensive attack led the Morehead State men's basketball team past the Marshall Thundering Herd on Tuesday night in Johnson Arena, by a final score of 85-61.

The Eagles advance to 3-1 on the season while the Herd fell to 0-2. It marked the third straight win for MSU over Marshall in the long running series.

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Sophomore Miguel Dicent's three-pointer with five seconds to go put the Eagles up, 66-65, but on the next possession, Illinois State's Devaug Akoon-Purcell got free for a layup at the buzzer, as Morehead State fell, 67-66.

The Eagles move to 1-1 on the young season.

"It was kind of a fluke play, they almost threw the ball out of bounds and he (Akoon-Purcell) caught up to it, and then did a good job of dribbling through traffic to get to the rim," said head coach Sean Woods on the last second play.

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The Morehead State men's basketball team shot 54 percent and turned 23 Cincinnati Christian turnovers into 26 points en route to an 87-51 season-opening victory at Johnson Arena Friday night.

Twelve MSU players got into the scoring column, and the Eagles outscored the CCU Eagles 46-18 in the paint. Fifty-two of the 87 points came from the non-starters.

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The Morehead State men's basketball team downed the Asbury Eagles, 107-57, in their season opening exhibition game on Tuesday night at Johnson Arena.

The Eagles were led by senior guard Brent Arrington, who finished with 20 points, three assists, and five rebounds. The pre-season All-OVC selection dominated every aspect of the game, shooting 9-for-12 from the field and knocking down two of his four three-point attempts.

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The Morehead State men's basketball team will host its only exhibition game Tuesday night (Nov. 3) when NAIA opponent Asbury (Ky.) visits Johnson Arena at 7 p.m.

Asbury is 2-0 this year, after recording two wins over the weekend in Nashville, Tenn.

On Friday night, they downed Welch College, 87-54, and then beat Fisk University, 87-69, on Saturday. Last season, they went 20-11 before losing to Indiana University East in the semifinals of the KIAC Tournament.

Morehead State opens regular-season action at home on Nov. 13 against Cincinnati Christian.

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The Morehead State men's basketball team has been picked second in the Ohio Valley Conference's East Division, while senior Brent Arrington earned Preseason All-OVC honors in a vote of the league's head coaches and sports information directors.

Morehead State went 17-17 a year ago, 10-6 in conference, and advanced to the semifinals of the OVC Tournament before falling to Murray State.

During head coach Sean Woods' first three years at Morehead State, the Eagles have won 52 games, which is the most for any coach in his first three seasons in MSU history.

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Keion Alexander, a 6-foot-9 post player with two years of college experience, has signed an athletic scholarship agreement with the Morehead State men's basketball program. He has two seasons of eligibility remaining and will be able to play immediately.

"I want to welcome Keion to our program," Head Coach Sean Woods said. "He's long, athletic, plays above the rim and can be a game changer on the defensive end. Keion is a true center with a very bright future. His potential is off the charts, if he continues to get stronger."

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Miguel Dicent, who just completed his freshman season with the Morehead State men's basketball program, has been named to the Dominican Republic National Team for the upcoming Pan American Games. The contests will be held July 21-25 in Toronto.

Group A includes the United States, Brazil, Puerto Rico and Venezuela. Group B features the Dominican, Argentina, Canada and Mexico. The D.R. will hold a training camp in Santo Domingo before departing for Canada.

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Treshaad Williams and Xavier Moon, teammates in 2014-15 at Northwest Florida State College, have signed National Letters of Intent with the Morehead State men's basketball program. Both have two seasons of eligibility remaining and will be able to play immediately.

Williams and Moon, both Second-Team All-Panhandle Conference selections as sophomores, helped Northwest Florida to a National Junior College Athletic Association national championship in 2015. The duo led the Raiders to a 33-2 overall record, including 23-0 in non-conference action.

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DeJuan Marrero and LaMontray Harris have signed National Letters of Intent with the Morehead State men's basketball program. Both will be able to play during the 2015-16 school year. Marrero has two years of eligibility remaining, while Harris has four.

"I want to welcome DeJuan and LaMontray to our men's basketball program at Morehead State," Head Coach Sean Woods said. "We are excited to sign both individuals. They've had lots of success at their previous schools and are capable of helping us moving forward."

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No. 25/24 Murray State made eight of its last nine field-goal attempts and erased an 11-point deficit with 6:31 remaining to post an 80-77 victory over Morehead State in the semifinals of the Ohio Valley Conference Men's Basketball Tournament on Friday night at Municipal Auditorium. The top-seeded Racers were playing their first game after receiving a double-bye. The fifth-seeded Eagles were playing their third contest in as many days.

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Seniors Angelo Warner and Karam Mashour combined for 52 points and 15 rebounds on Thursday night to power the Morehead State men's basketball team to a 76-65 victory over UT Martin in the second round of the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament at Municipal Auditorium.

The Eagles, who have won five straight contests and 10 of their last 13, improve to 17-16 overall and 3-1 on a neutral floor. The Skyhawks fall to 18-12 overall. Both teams finished with 10-6 league records this season. MSU is in the OVC's East Division, while UTM plays in the West Division.

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The fifth-seeded Morehead State men's basketball team gets a rematch with fourth-seeded UT Martin in the second round of the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament on Thursday at 7 p.m. ET. All seven tournament games are being played at Municipal Auditorium during a four-day span this week.

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The Morehead State men's basketball team knocked down its final six free-throw attempts on Wednesday evening and hung on for a 79-74 win over Southeast Missouri in the opening round of the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament at Municipal Auditorium.

The fifth-seeded Eagles, who have won nine of their last 12 games, improve to 16-16 overall and 2-1 on a neutral floor. The eighth-seeded Redhawks end their campaign 13-17 overall. MSU also moves to 27-17 in the all-time series with its third consecutive victory over SEMO.

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Former Morehead State star Kenneth Faried has been named an Ohio Valley Conference Basketball Legend in a newly-created program by the league office. The OVC will recognize legends from each of its member institutions during its 2015 conference tournaments.

Faried, who played at Morehead State from 2007-11, is in his fourth season with the National Basketball Association's Denver Nuggets. He signed a five-year contract extension in October, which Yahoo! Sports, ESPN and several other national media outlets reported being worth $60 million.

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The Morehead State men's basketball team raced out to a 9-0 advantage en route to a 50-point first half and never looked back in an 86-73 Ohio Valley Conference victory over Tennessee Tech before a national-television audience on Thursday night at Johnson Arena.

The Eagles, who have won seven of their last 10 tilts, improve to 14-16 overall, 9-6 in conference action and 6-6 at home. The Golden Eagles, who have lost six of their last eight, fall to 12-17 overall, 4-11 in league play and 2-13 on the road. MSU also sweeps the season series versus TTU.

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The Eastern Kentucky men's basketball team forced 20 turnovers and used a late 12-2 run to register a 69-57 Ohio Valley Conference win over Morehead State before a crowd of 5,200 and national-television audience on Wednesday evening at McBrayer Arena.

The Colonels, who have won four consecutive games, improve to 15-9 overall, 7-4 in league play, 8-3 at home and sweep the season series. The Eagles, who entered the day with five wins in their last six contests, slip to 12-15 overall, 7-5 in conference action and 6-8 on the road.

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Freshman Miguel Dicent drained a runner with 4.9 seconds remaining, and the Morehead State men's basketball team forced a turnover on the game's final possession to score a 73-71 Ohio Valley Conference victory over Belmont on Saturday night at Johnson Arena.

The Eagles, who have won five of their last six contests, improve to 12-14 overall and 5-6 at home. The Bruins, who have dropped back-to-back games after winning five in a row, slip to 15-9 overall and 6-7 on the road. The teams are now tied atop the OVC's East Division at 7-4.

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Senior Karam Mashour posted his third Division I double-double, with a game-high 21 points and career-best 14 rebounds, to power the Morehead State men's basketball team to a 72-57 Ohio Valley Conference win over Tennessee State on Thursday evening (Feb. 5) at Johnson Arena.

The Eagles, who have won four of their last five contests, improve to 11-14 overall, 6-4 in league play and 4-6 at home. The Tigers fall to 5-19 overall, 2-7 in conference action and 0-13 on the road. Morehead State also improves to 34-30 in the all-time series against Tennessee State.

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