Success has been on the side of the Eagles recently against the Govs, but APSU won the only meeting last season. The Govs (9-5/1-0) have won seven of their last eight games. The Eagles enter at 4-10 and 0-1 in the OVC.
The game, as always, will air on WIVY-96.3 FM and also on ESPN+.
THE SERIES WITH THE GOVS
Morehead State leads the all-time series with Austin Peay 55-52, a series that began in 1963-64. The Eagles have won eight of the last 10 against the Govs and are 12-3 in the last 15 versus APSU since 2008-09.
LAST YEAR AGAINST AUSTIN PEAY
Despite cutting the host team’s lead from 28 to five, the Morehead State men’s basketball team could not overcome a hot-shooting first-half by the Govs at Austin Peay in falling 92-76. A 25-6 run from the 18:30 mark of the final half down to the 11:30 mark pulled the Eagles to within 10 (59-49), and later the Eagles cut the Govs’ cushion to as low as five (68-63), but Austin Peay built its hefty lead by shooting 58 percent from the floor in the first half. Djimon Henson paced the Eagles with 16 points.
TRENDS AND TIDBITS
Morehead State has hit 40 percent or better in four consecutive games … The Eagles rank second in the league in offensive rebounding and have grabbed double-digit boards on the offensive end in 13 of the 14 games … Jordan Walker has a string of six straight double-figure scoring performances … Lamontray Harrishas scored in double figures in four straight games … The Eagles rank second in the conference in fewest fouls per game … Lamontray Harris is the Eagles’ top free throw shooter at 77 percent.
3-POINT STREAK KEEPS GOING
Morehead State has hit at least one three-pointer in 386 consecutive games, dating back to 2007 when the Eagles were held without a made one from beyond the arc against Jacksonville State.
Morehead State ranks second in the Ohio Valley Conference in offensive rebounds. The Eagles pull down 12.9 boards off the offensive glass, and the Eagles also rank second in offensive rebounding percentage at .326.
DOUBLE-DOUBLE TOIL AND TROUBLE
Lamontray Harris collected his sixth double-double of the season at Missouri and now has 14 of the stat variety in his four-year career. Harris enters conference play ranked second among the circuit with 8.8 rebounds per game.
1,000 IN SIGHT
Lamontray Harris has a legitimate chance to reach 1,000 career points if he can keep up his average this season. He has piled up 876 career points. With a minimum of 17 games remaining (more if the Eagles play in the OVC Tournament and beyond), he would only need to average 8.0 points to reach that milestone. Harris would be the 33rd member of the 1,000 career point club in program history.
HANGING WITH MR. COOPER
Sophomore guard De’von Cooper registered his fourth double-digit game of the year at Murray State, scoring 10. Cooper’s minutes have also been on the rise as he has played at least 30 minutes in five of the last six games.
Jordan Walker is one of just six OVC players averaging more than 15 points per game entering league action. The Indianapolis, Ind., junior guard has six straight double-figure scoring efforts and 11 overall. He also boasts five 20-point games on the year.