Morehead St. 65, Wright St. 60
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP)—Chez Marks was 6-of-12 from 3-point range and scored 24 points to lead Morehead State to a 65-60 win over Wright State on Wednesday night.
Morehead State (2-2) also got 12 points from Quinton Smith.
Vernard Hollins led Wright State (0-3) with 16 points, and Seth Doliboa scored 15. Vova Severovas had 14 rebounds.
Wright State pulled within one point twice in the second half, the last time with 1:18 left as Alex Zock hit a 3-pointer to make the score 61-60.
Both teams then missed field-goal attempts, but Ricky Minard and David Aliu each went 2-for-2 from the line in the final 14 seconds to seal the win.
Wright State took a 2-0 lead on a jumper by Hollins 16 seconds into the game, but Smith hit a 3-pointer with 19:10 left in the half to give the Eagles a 3-2 lead, and they never looked back.
Morehead led by as many as 15 points in the first half and led 37-24 at halftime. But the Eagles went cold in the second half, shooting only 26.9 percent (7-of-26) to Wright State’s 66.7 percent (14-of-21).