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Eagles' Four-Game Winning Streak Ends at TSU

Feb 17, 2017

Credit MSU Athletics

Morehead State men's basketball's four-game winning streak came to a close as they fell 64-52 at Tennessee State on Thursday night.

With the loss, the Eagles fall to 13-13 on the year and 9-4 in Ohio Valley Conference play, while TSU improves to 16-11 and 7-7 in the league.

"It was a tough one tonight, but you have to give them credit, that's a really good team. They were a good team when we beat them at our place, they've been a good team all year," said interim head coach Preston Spradlin. "But, we certainly didn't help the cause with our turnovers and we just didn't execute too well tonight."

After trailing by eight at the half, the Eagles trimmed the lead to as little as four, but the Tigers answered with an 11-0 run to extend their lead to 49-33 with just over seven minutes to go.

Morehead State mounted a late rally to trim the final margin to 64-52.

Senior guard Xavier Moon led the way for the Eagles with 18 points and five assists, while shooting 6-of-21 from the floor and 5-of-10 from three-point range.

Overall, the Eagles scored a season-low 52 points and shot a season-low 27 percent, while committing 19 turnovers in the loss. Tennessee State shot 48 percent from the floor.

Morehead State remains in Nashville to face first place Belmont on Saturday afternoon at 5 p.m. ET.