Moreheadst 52
EKentucky 32 27 59
Date of game: 1/12/2013

Recap: Eastern Ky vs. Morehead State

Richmond, KY (Sports Network) - Mike DiNunno scored 13 points to lead the Eastern Kentucky Colonels to a 59-52 win over the Morehead State Eagles in Ohio Valley Conference action at McBrayer Arena.

Tarius Johnson finished with 11 points and seven boards as EKU (14-3, 4-0 OVC) remained unbeaten at home this season. Eric Stutz and Orlando Williams each chipped in 10 points.

Drew Kelly registered a double-double for MSU (8-10, 2-2) with 13 points and 10 boards. Bakari Turner added 11 points off the bench for the Eagles, who have lost back-to-back games.

Neither team shot particularly well in the first half, but Eastern Kentucky forced 13 MSU turnovers. The Colonels only shot 37.5 percent from the floor but still led 32-21 at the break.

EKU improved its shooting in the second half, making 42.9 percent of its field goal attempts, while the Eagles remained under 40 percent. The Colonels led by as many as 20 points down the stretch, and while the Eagles battled back to make their deficit single-digits, they could not complete the comeback.

Eastern Kentucky won the transition battle, outscoring MSU 12-2 in fast break points.

Game Notes

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Youngstown State wrapped up spring practices under first-year coach Bo Pelini Friday night, and he and his staff surely enjoyed what they saw in running back Martin Ruiz.

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Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel issued a statement Friday, offering an apology and thanks to fans, teammates and the organization for support during his recent stay at a treatment facility.

Royals send closer Holland to DL

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