Morehead, Ky. - A season-high shooting night was not enough as Tennessee State University dropped an OVC match-up to Morehead State, 72-65, at the Johnson Arena on Thursday night.
TSU (10-10, 7-3) shot 51 percent from the floor including 60 percent from three-point range. The loss ends TSU's four-game win streak.
The Tigers loss hold of a double-digit lead nearly midway through the second half. With their largest lead of the game, 56-42, at the 12:55 mark of the second half, the Tigers fell victim to the Eagles' 30-to-9 run to close the game.
MOR took their first lead of the night with under three minutes left and never gave it back. TSU trailed, 64-63, and looked for a chance to comeback but turned the ball over four times down the stretch. The miscues led to eight points for the Eagles in the final minutes.
For the Tigers, Kenny Moore posted a team-high 16 points from 5-of-9 shooting. Robert Covington shot 4-of-7 from the field and 2-of-3 from three-point range to finish with 10 points and team-high six boards.
MOR (14-8, 6-4 OVC) outrebounded TSU, 42-23, and scored 34 points to TSU's 20 in the paint.
Kenneth Faried recorded game highs in points and rebounds. He shot 8-of-11 and went 7-of-10 from the line for 23 points. He also matched his score with 23 rebounds to go with three blocks.
Ty Proffitt chipped in 15 points and DeMonte Harper added 14 as the Eagles finished shooting 44 percent overall.
The Tigers will travel to Richmond, Ky. to end their OVC road swing at Eastern Kentucky. The match-up is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 29, at McBrayer Arena with a 6 p.m. tip-off.