SIU-Edwardsville vs Morehead State

Morehead St. 76, SIU-Edwardsville 61


MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) - Drew Kelly scored 21 points and Morehead State defeated Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville 76-61 on Saturday night to earn a split in the season series.

The Eagles led 31-22 at halftime and kept a double-digit lead for the final 6 minutes of the game.

Morehead State (17-14, 10-6 Ohio Valley Conference), which finished third in the conference and earned a first-round bye in the tournament, shot 50.9 percent (28 of 55) from the field.

Milton Chavis added 10 points for the Eagles, who have won two in a row and four of their past five.

SIU-Edwardsville committed 22 turnovers but shot 47.6 percent (20 of 42) from the field.

Both teams struggled from 3-point range - the Cougars made 7 of 19 and Morehead State was only 4 of 17.

Mark Yelovich and Corey Wickware each scored 18 points for the Cougars (9-17, 6-10), who had a two-game winning streak snapped.

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SIU-Edwardsville Cougars
D. Shaffer, F304-60-07048
J. Jones, F271-61-26044
M. Yelovich, F256-96-820218
K. Davis, G383-71-23329
C. Wickware, G305-114-422118
K. Stineman180-20-02320
R. Reed170-02-41722
Z. Schneider70-00-00030
C. Joy61-10-03022
D. Boarden20-00-00000
Totals 20-4214-2028152261
Morehead State Eagles
D. Kelly, F275-811-1461321
J. Percell, F60-00-00000
L. Austin, G324-120-05548
T. Proffitt, G272-100-01225
D. Mathieu, G182-31-22135
A. Warner264-71-22229
M. Holden213-40-01239
M. Chavis184-42-250010
K. Owens123-51-24027
W. Bailey70-10-00110
D. Atkinson61-10-00012
Totals 28-5516-2229142176
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Murray St.8-814-16240
Austin Peay7-911-19273
Eastern Ill.6-1014-15257
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