Louisiana-Monroe edges Morehead St. 56-54

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MONROE, La. (AP)—Tony Hooper scored five points in the last 54 seconds to lift Louisiana-Monroe over Morehead State 56-54 on Friday night.

The Warhawks (1-0), who lost their final five games last season along with an exhibition lost to William Carey, overcame a 10-point halftime deficit. Jarvis Hill had 22 points for Louisiana-Monroe while Hooper added 14. Rudy Turner came off the bench for Louisiana-Monroe to score 10 points on 5-of-7 shooting from the field. Afam Nweke grabbed eight rebounds.

Morehead State failed to score in the final 1:59 of the game. Demonte Harper missed a jumper at the buzzer that would have tied the score.

Robert Murry led the Eagles (0-1) with 14 points, followed by Leon Buchanan with 13. Morehead State’s Kenneth Faried had the only double-double, with 10 points and 10 rebounds before fouling out.

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 Top Performers
 Morehead St.
Kenneth Faried Kenneth Faried
5-10,  10 Pts
10 Rebs, 1 Assists
 LA Monroe
Jarvis Hill Jarvis Hill
9-15,  22 Pts
2 Rebs, 0 Assists

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