SIU-Edwardsville vs Morehead State

Morehead St. 68, SIU-Edwardsville 64


MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) - Milton Chavis scored 16 points, and Chad Posthumus added nine points and a career-high 19 rebounds as Morehead State held on to beat Southern Illinois-Edwardsville 68-64 Thursday night in the Ohio Valley Conference opener for both teams.

Posthumus' 19 boards are the most by any OVC player this season.

Angelo Warner scored 14 points and Drew Kelly added 12 for Morehead State (7-8).

After trailing by as many as 13 points in the second half, 39-26, at the 17:37 mark, SIU-Edwardsville (4-7) cut the lead to five, 65-60, with a pair of free throws by Michael Messer and another by Jerome Jones.

Chavis' dunk with 36 seconds left and subsequent turnover by the Kris Davis sealed the victory for the Eagles.

Maurice Wiltz made 4 of 5 3-pointers, and led the Cougars with 16 points.

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SIU-Edwardsville Cougars
J. Jones, F242-73-43337
D. Shaffer, F233-34-530210
K. Davis, G346-131-435214
M. Messer, G262-54-42029
R. Reed, G260-10-00230
M. Wiltz186-90-002216
M. Yelovich181-61-24113
Z. Schneider141-10-02032
T. Johnson121-41-12013
R. Lester50-10-00010
Totals 22-5014-2023132064
Morehead State Eagles
M. Chavis, F336-152-342316
D. Kelly, F243-76-821312
C. Posthumus, C293-63-619139
D. Atkinson, G352-72-32617
A. Warner, G355-123-443414
M. Lewis-Briggs152-61-22036
J. Holmes111-10-02022
B. Turner81-30-01012
T. Muhammad40-00-01100
C. James30-00-00000
J. Stickler20-00-00000
B. Reed10-00-00000
Totals 23-5717-2644142068
Ohio Valley
EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Tenn. St.11-520-11148
Tenn. Tech11-519-11134
Morehead St.11-523-14127
Eastern Ky.6-1015-16210
Jax. State4-128-23309
WestConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UT Martin10-620-15212
Murray St.10-617-14169
Eastern Ill.9-713-17271
Austin Peay7-918-18189
SE Miss. St.2-145-24342
Other games
MICH 94 Final
NW 66
COLO 83 Final
GONZ 78 Final
PEP 62