Tigers tumble in loss to Morehead State
Friday, January 29, 2010

Nashville, Tenn. - The Tennessee State University men's basketball team dropped their fifth straight, losing to Morehead State, 65-50, Thursday night (1/28) at the Gentry Center.

TSU (4-18, 1-9 OVC) shot 37 percent from the field and a season low from long range, 19 percent. The loss is the third consecutive against Morehead State and their third straight OVC defeat.

Darius Cox posted his first double-double this season with 10 points and 10 rebounds and is the first Tiger to tally one this season. Jacquan Nobles also finished with 10 points and Josh Sain followed with nine points and a game-high four assists.

The Eagles (15-6, 9-1 OVC) shot 38 percent from the field and were powered by Kenneth Faried's game-high, double-double, 23 points and 21 rebounds. Faried shot 9-of-18 overall scoring 16 points in the second half.

Maze Stallworth followed finishing with 19 points (6-of-12) and nine rebounds and Demonte Harper chipped in 10 points.

Morehead State extends their winning streak to 11 which is the second longest in country behind Siena's 12 straight wins.

TSU led in the early minutes of the first half (6-0) and it would be their last lead in the game. With the score knotted up at 16-16 (5:23), The Eagles managed a 12-6 run to go up at the half, 28-22.

In the second half trailing 40-24 (15:51), TSU orchestrated a 14-2 run behind scores from Nobles, Erick Peguero, and Lonnie Funderburke, to narrow the gap, 42-38, with 10:46 remaining.

Peguero scored his only four points of the game during the run along with Funderburke scoring five.

The Eagles answered with a 24-8 run of their own for the game's largest margin, 64-46, putting the game out of reach.

TSU will host Eastern Kentucky in league play on Saturday, Jan. 30, at the Gentry Center. Game time is slated for 7:30 p.m.