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Six Eagles Score in Double-Figures as MSU Beats Tennessee Tech, 73-68

Feb 24, 2017

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In the penultimate game of the regular season, Morehead State men's basketball (14-14, 10-5 Ohio Valley Conference) knocked off Tennessee Tech (12-18, 8-7 OVC) 73-68 on Thursday night at Johnson Arena.

The game was broadcast live on CBS Sports Network.

"It was a great, unbelievable team win for us," said interim head coach Preston Spradlin. "I thought we defended well, we shared the ball very well, and we really executed down the stretch."

Six Eagles scored in double-figures, highlighted by junior guard Miguel Dicent. The 6-foot-3 native of the Dominican Republic landed 13 points, 11 rebounds, seven assists, one block, and one assist in a game-high 38 minutes.

"Miguel's performance was special tonight," Spradlin said. "He made some really special passes and got everyone involved. It was a huge game for everyone."

Morehead State ended the first half shooting 10-of-24 (.417) from the floor, including 5-of-8 (.625) from three-point range. Senior guard Xavier Moon struggled through the opening 20 minutes, however, clanking all four of his attempts from the field.

Moon turned in a prolific second half performance, though, finishing with a team-best 14 total points. Moon's 2-of-2 attempts from long range contributed to an 8-for-14 (.571) showing by the Eagles from beyond the arc. MSU ended the game shooting 25-of-51 (.490) overall as a team.

Forward Treshaad Williams logged 11 points and three boards, while Lamontray Harris, Ronnye Beamon, and Ty'Quan Bitting added 10 points each. Harris and Beamon combined for 11 rebounds, notching four blocks and two steals, respectively.

Morehead State held Tennessee Tech to 25-of-67 (.373) shooting, allowing just 5-of-21 (.238) baskets from three-point land. The Eagles dished out 15 assists, besting TTU's total of four.

Morehead State will take its home floor one last time in 2016-17, battling Jacksonville State (16-14, 8-7 OVC) on Saturday at 4:15 p.m. ET.

With a win on senior day, the Eagles would clinch the No. 3 seed in next month's postseason conference tournament. Morehead State currently holds the second best record in the OVC.