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Morehead St. powers past UT Martin 85-77

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Posted at 6:43 PM, Feb 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-01 18:43:57-05

MOREHEAD, Ky. - — Senior Jordan Walker netted a team-high 22 points, including 17 in the second half, to lead four players who scored double digits as the Morehead State men's hoops team held off UT Martin 85-77 Saturday at Johnson Arena.

The Eagles, who have still not lost to the Skyhawks at home since 2005-06, moved to 10-2 at home in 2019-20 and to 11-12 overall. The Eagles are also now 5-5 in the OVC. UTM slipped to 6-15 overall and 2-8 in the league.

Morehead State scored 52 points in the second half against UTM, a season-high for points in a half against Division I competition.

The Eagles shot 50 percent for the second consecutive game and also nailed 9-of-18 three-pointers. Senior guard Djimon Henson and freshman guard Ta'lon Cooper combined for 7-of-11 triples and both registered 14 points.

Morehead State is back on the road next week, starting with a Thursday night contest at SIUE at 8 p.m. ET.