Morehead State men's basketball will get a final tune-up opportunity before Friday's season opener when the Eagles host Cincinnati Christian in an exhibition contest Monday at Johnson Arena.
The Eagles put forth a respectable showing last week in the Kentucky Cares exhibition at Kentucky before falling 92-67. Junior forward Lamontray Harris led Morehead State with 15 points and four rebounds, plus four assists, in 27 minutes. Sophomore guard Jordan Walker turned in 13 points.
New point guard A.J. Hicks, a transfer, led the team with five assists, and Morehead State out-rebounded Kentucky 30-25.
This will be the fourth consecutive season MSU has hosted Cincinnati Christian, with last year's game also an exhibition. MSU won that contest 106-63.
Cincinnati Christian is 0-1 after a 107-85 setback to Marian (Ind.) on Nov. 1. The CCU Eagles are members of the NAIA River States Conference. CCU was 13-18 a season ago and is now led by first-year head coach Greg Miller.
Morehead State will tip off the regular season on Friday at 7 p.m. ET at No. 17 Xavier. That game will air live on Fox Sports.