Terry Taylor had 28 points and 10 rebounds as Austin Peay topped Morehead State 95-81 in the Ohio Valley Conference Tourney quarterfinals on Thursday night. Chris Porter-Bunton added 27 points for the Governors.
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Malek Green had a career-high 23 points as Morehead State narrowly beat Southern Illinois-Edwardsville 72-68 in the Ohio Valley Conference Tourney first round on Wednesday night.
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Malek Green hit two free throws with 20 seconds left in the game to lift Morehead State to a 78-77 win over Eastern Kentucky in the Ohio Valley Conference regular season finale Saturday.
Ja Morant registered a triple-double with 11 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists to lead Murray State to a 71-52 win over Morehead State on Thursday night, the Racers' eighth consecutive victory.
James Baker had a career-high 20 points as Morehead State edged past Tennessee Tech 66-63 on Saturday night.
Jason Burnell tallied 19 points and 12 rebounds as Jacksonville State narrowly defeated Morehead State 65-64 on Thursday night. Christian Cunningham added 13 points and 13 rebounds for the Gamecocks. Cunningham also had three blocks for the Gamecocks.
Terry Taylor had a career-high 42 points plus 18 rebounds as Austin Peay narrowly beat Morehead State 73-70 on Saturday.
James Baker and Lamontray Harris each had a double-double as Morehead State topped Eastern Kentucky 78-72 on Thursday night.
Dylan Windler had a career-high 41 points plus 12 rebounds as Belmont won its seventh consecutive game, getting past Morehead State 96-86 on Saturday.
Donte Fitzpatrick-Dorsey scored 18 points including a 3-pointer in the second-overtime as Tennessee State beat Morehead State 81-80 on Thursday night.
Jordan Walker scored a career-high 30 points and distributed five assists to help lead Morehead State past Eastern Illinois 84-78 on Saturday to end a two-game skid for the Eagles.
Tyresse Williford scored 23 points, sinking 10 of 13 free throw attempts, David McFarland scored 18 and SIU-Edwardsville defeated Morehead State 83-76 Thursday night, overcoming a 14-point deficit.
Detrick Mostella had a career-high 19 points, Jason Burnell had his ninth double-double of the season and Jacksonville State defeated Morehead State 77-71 on Saturday.
Jordan Walker scored 20 points with four 3-pointers and Morehead State defeated Tennessee Tech 67-61 on Thursday night for the Eagles' fourth straight victory.
Lamontray Harris scored 20 points and Jordan Walker added 19 to lead Morehead State to an 85-77 win over Tennessee Martin on Saturday night.
Lamontray Harris finished with 19 points, six rebounds and three blocked shots and Morehead State held off Southeast Missouri State 73-69 on Thursday night.
Preston Spradlin was named Morehead State's head coach when Sean Woods resigned in December. The school lifted the interim label Thursday when it named Spradlin head coach.
Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer
Morehead State is expected to promote interim head coach Preston Spradlin to the permanent job, sources told ESPN. Took over for Sean Woods.
The Ohio Valley Conference tournament began on Wednesday night and will run through Saturday in Nashville. Check out the conference tournament bracket, and check back for updates as title games from each conference go final.
Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer
It's only January 3, and there are already four programs without a permanent head coach: South Florida, George Washington, Drake and Morehead State.
Morehead State men's basketball coach Sean Woods has resigned following an investigation into alleged physical abuse of his players.
Edson Maitland, the father of Malik Maitland, said his son told him he was head-butted by suspended Morehead State coach Sean Woods last season.
Suspended Morehead State coach Sean Woods has been charged with battery after allegedly hitting two of his players during and after a game.