Buchanan, Stallworth score 20 each in Morehead State win
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP)—Leon Buchanan and Maze Stallworth scored 20 points each as Morehead State beat Jacksonville State 85-70 Saturday.
The Eagles (8-9, 6-4 Ohio Valley Conference) went on an 11-0 run to end the first half after Jacksonville took a 28-26 lead with 3:50 left.
Jacksonville State (4-14, 2-8) got within 56-51 with 10:15 left on a 3-point bucket by J.J. Wesley. Morehead State regrouped and pushed out to a 16 point lead. Over the final eight minutes the Eagles’ lead never dipped below double digits.
Kenneth Faried added 13 points and a career high 13 rebounds for Morehead State. Nikola Stojakovic finished with 11 points and 10 assists as the Eagles won their fourth straight conference game. Jacksonville State was topped by Jeremy Bynum’s 15.
Morehead State hit 26 of 38 free throws (68 percent) while Jacksonville State struggled, hitting only eight of 20 (40 percent).