EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Eastern Kentucky used an 18-2 second half run to build a lead against Tennessee State on the way to a 58-48 quarterfinal win the OVC Tournament.
Freshman forward Michael Moreno scored nine points during the crucial scoring run for the Colonels. Jomaru Brown led EKU with 12 points, Ty Taylor had 11 and Moreno finished with 10 points and 8 rebounds.
The 4th seeded Colonels advance to play top seeded Belmont on Friday at 8:00 in a game that will be televised by ESPNU. EKU is now 16-16 overall on the season.