E. Kentucky 76, Morehead St. 64
RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) _ Marty Thomas scored 20 points to lead Eastern Kentucky to a 76-64 Ohio Valley Conference victory over Morehead State on Wednesday night.
Eastern (8-5, 2-1 OVC) led all the way and built its biggest lead, 48-30, with a 9-0 run that ended with DeMarkus Doss’ slam dunk with 14:55 left in the game. Doss scored five during the spurt, and Carlos Bess, who scored a career-high 18 points, had the other four.
Morehead (6-7, 1-2) had one last run to pull to 59-52 with 7:22 left on an 8-foot jump shot by Marlon Witherspoon, who scored 10 points for the game.
Eastern’s biggest first-half lead was 36-24 with 1:04 to go, but Chris Stone’s two free throws cut the margin to 10 points at intermission.
J.T. Shirer added 12 points for Eastern.
Mark Kinnaird led Morehead with 14 points.