Morehead St. off to best OVC start since 2009

Posted at 10:04 PM, Jan 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-16 22:04:56-05

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. — Another lock-down effort on defense, plus four double-figure scorers on the offensive end of the floor, propelled Morehead State men's basketball to its fifth consecutive win, a 64-50 triumph at Southeast Missouri, Saturday night at the Show Me Center.

Morehead State improved to 6-2 in the OVC (and 9-6 overall), its best eight-game league start since being 7-1 in 2009-10. The Eagles also completed the program's first-ever sweep of the road trip that includes Eastern Illinois and Southeast Missouri. Today's game was originally scheduled to be at SIUE but was postponed until Feb. 23. It also marked the first time Jan. 2-4, 2003 that Morehead State has swept an OVC road trip and won by a combined 40+ points.

The Eagles' five-game success streak is also the first time 2015-16 the program has seen a win in five straight contests. Three of the five wins have come on the road, the first overall three-game road winning streak since 2015-16 as well.