Morehead St. 81, Jacksonville St. 73
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP)—Ricky Minard scored 25 points and Chad McKnight had 14 points and 10 rebounds as Morehead State beat Jacksonville State 81-73 Thursday night.
Quinton Smith added 16 points for the Eagles (12-10, 7-4 Ohio Valley Conference).
Trent Eager led Jacksonville State (11-12, 4-8) with 19 points, Walker D. Russell and Scott Watson had 15 apiece and Abdou Diame added 11.
The Gamecocks came within four points twice in the second half, but Morehead State stretched the lead back out both times. Morehead led by as many as 16 points in the first half and 41-31 at halftime.
Jacksonville State hit a season-high 14 3-pointers in 29 attempts (48.3 percent) to 6-for-13 for Morehead (46.2 percent).
Morehead was 27-of-33 from the line (81.8 percent) to Jacksonville’s 7-of-13 (53.8 percent).