Broome helps lead Morehead St. to 9th straight win

Posted at 6:48 PM, Jan 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-30 18:48:17-05

MOREHEAD, Ky. — Freshman forward Johni Broome posted a 22-point, career-high 13-rebound double-double, while junior guard Skyelar Potter provided 15 markers, and the Morehead State men's basketball team shrugged off 20 turnovers to top Tennessee Tech 74-55 Saturday on the road and move its winning streak to nine games.

The Eagles' (13-6/10-2 OVC) nine-game success streak now equals the longest since 2010-11, while the nine straight league victories is the best streak since winning nine straight in 2009-10. Morehead State has not lost a game after the year turned to 2021 and swept the season series with Tech (2-16/2-9 OVC). The 10-2 OVC mark is the best after 12 games since the 2009-10 squad was 11-1.

Broome dominated the first half when he registered 17 of his 22 points and grabbed eight rebounds. The four-time OVC Freshman of the Week also had a pair of blocked shots and a steal and hit nine buckets on 16 shots. Potter nailed a trio of three-pointers for his 10th double-figure game.

The Eagles' perimeter defense, ranked No. 1 in the OVC, forced Tech into just 5-of-28 from long range, including only 1-of-16 in the second half. Meanwhile MSU hit 56 percent (30-of-54) overall, its seventh game better than 50 percent accuracy and second straight.

The Eagles also led for the entire game, moving their streak of holding a lead to 91 consecutive minutes in the last three games. MSU has also won its last six games by an average of 20 points per game.