Austin Peay 89, Morehead St. 79
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ Jermaine Savage’s 3-point play helped Austin Peay pull away on the way to an 89-78 victory over Morehead State Saturday night.
Savage grabbed a rebound and scored, was fouled and sank the free throw to give the Governors (14-9, 8-5 Ohio Valley Conference) a 79-74 lead with 3:40 left to play.
Luke Lloyd hit a short jumper in the lane to pull the Eagles (7-16, 2-11) to within three points at 79-76, but Morehead State never got any closer.
Austin Peay went on a 10-2 run that included Joe Sibbitt’s 3-pointer and four foul shots to put the game away for good.
Bubba Wells led Austin Peay with 29, Savage added 22 and Sibbitt had 18.
The Eagles led 41-39 at the half.
Mike Scrogham led Morehead State with 24, Doug Wyciskalla added 19 and Marlon Witherspoon had 12.