Tigers Lose on the Road in OVC Play
Morehead shot 59 percent from the floor aith TSU connecting 38 percent from the field. Both teams combined for 83 free-throw attempts with TSU shooting 60 percent and Morehead State, 63. The Eagles won the battle on the boards, 47-31, and outscored the Tigers (6-14, 4-6 OVC) in the paint, 50-18.
TSU went scoreless for over six minutes in the first half and trailed 28-17 with 4:32 left. The Eagles (12-10, 8-2 OVC) jumped on a 21-8 run and led at the break 39-23.
Leon Buchanan led the Eagles at the half with nine points before finishing with a game-high 24 (11-of-13). Robert Murray added 17 points and Kenneth Faried hauled in a game-high 13 rebounds.
In the second, Morehead State led 65-37 with 10:32 for their largest lead of the game. TSU clawed with in 16 with less than six minutes remaining but the Eagles secured their lead.
The Tigers will make a stop in Richmond, Ky. to face Eastern Kentucky, Saturday, January 31. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.