MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) - Kenneth Faried had 19 points and 18
rebounds and Morehead State survived a late rally by
Tennessee-Martin to win 74-66 on Thursday night in the Ohio Valley
Conference opener for both teams.
The Eagles (2-3) led 32-22 at halftime after the Skyhawks shot
5-for-25 from the field (20 percent).
In the second half, Tennessee-Martin (1-4) pulled within 41-38
with 12:19 left, but Morehead State built another 10-point cushion,
keyed by two baskets by Brandon Shingles.
With 1:01 left, MJ Brown made a layup for a 65-62 lead. Faried
responded with a layup and the Eagles were also 8-for-10 at the
line in the final 45 seconds to seal the win.
Les Simmons and Demonte Harper added 15 points each for Morehead
Benzon Simmons scored 22 points for Tennessee-Martin on 7-for-15
shooting and added nine rebounds. Brown had 17 points and Delrico
Lane scored 14.
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