Morehead St. gets defensive in win over IUPUI

Morehead State vs IUPUI
Posted at 10:21 PM, Dec 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-04 22:21:03-05

MOREHEAD, Ky. -- Morehead State men's basketball held visiting IUPUI to just one field goal in the final 13 minutes of the first half and used a 15-0 run to end the half en route to gutting out a 56-51 victory over the Jaguars Wednesday at Johnson Arena.

The Eagles, who ended a four-game losing skid, improved to 5-4 overall and won for the second straight year over IUPUI. The Jaguars dipped to 2-7.

While Morehead State had a tough night shooting the ball itself, the Eagles made the going tough for the Jaguars. MSU held IUPUI to just 5-of-25 (20 percent) in the opening 20 minutes.

Senior guard Jordan Walker [] scored a team-high 12 points. With his third point, he joined an elite club in Morehead State history, becoming just the fifth player in program history to have 1,200 career points, 200 assists and 100 steals. For good measure, he also added a game-best six assists. Sophomore forward LJ Bryan [] helped the Eagles win the rebounding battle with a career-high 11 caroms.

Morehead State is back on the road Saturday when the Eagles tangle with Illinois State in Normal, Ill., at 7 p.m. ET.