Eastern Kentucky tops Morehead State 74-70

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RICHMOND, Ky. (AP)—Mike Rose scored 30 points and Eastern Kentucky rallied to defeat Morehead State 74-70 on Wednesday night.

Eastern Kentucky (17-10, 10-6 Ohio Valley Conference) took its first lead on a 3-pointer by Rose with 9:26 left. The Colonels trailed 35-28 with 18:33 to play and went on a 9-2 run to tie the game on a Rose layup with 14:32 to play.

Morehead State (16-12, 12-4), which had a 30-26 halftime advantage, led 13-0 to open the game.

Leon Buchanan scored 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Kenneth Faried tallied his 18th double-double with 22 points and 15 rebounds. Heading into Wednesday’s game, Faried ranked No. 4 nationally in double-doubles.

The Colonels, who shot 47.4 percent (27-for-57) against the OVC’s top field goal percentage defense (41.2 percent), has now eight straight conference home games.

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 Top Performers
 Morehead St.
Kenneth Faried Kenneth Faried
9-14,  22 Pts
15 Rebs, 2 Assists
 Eastern Kentucky
Mike Rose Mike Rose
10-16,  30 Pts
2 Rebs, 3 Assists

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