Morehead State defeats Tennessee Tech 84-75

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MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP)—Kenneth Faried had 26 points and 17 rebounds for his 18th double-double of the season and ninth straight while leading Morehead State to an 84-75 win over Tennessee Tech on Saturday night.

The Eagles (17-7, 11-2 Ohio Valley Conference) swept the season series to win their second game in a row and 13th of their last 14.

Morehead State used a 12-0 run to rally from a 23-18 first-half deficit and led 34-32 at halftime.

The second half was tied five times, the last at 45, then the Eagles went on a 13-5 run.

Tennessee Tech (12-12, 6-7) got within 73-70 with 3:12 left, but had three players foul out in the last 3:28 as Morehead State pulled away.

Steve Peterson added 20 points and Demonte Harper had 17 for the Eagles, who shot 51.9 percent from the field (27-for-52).

Jud Dillard led Tennessee Tech with 25 points and 12 rebounds and Frank Davis scored 21.

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 Top Performers
 Tennessee Tech
Jud Dillard Jud Dillard
9-12,  25 Pts
12 Rebs, 2 Assists
 Morehead St.
Kenneth Faried Kenneth Faried
7-10,  26 Pts
17 Rebs, 1 Assists

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