Morehead State defeats East Tennessee State 71-61
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP)—Leon Buchanan scored 23 points and 10 rebounds to lead Morehead State to a 71-61 victory over East Tennessee State on Tuesday night.
Maze Stallworth added 22 points as the Eagles (5-8) overcame a 33-29 halftime deficit to snap a five-game winning streak by East Tennessee State (8-4).
Down 57-56 with 3:32 to play, Morehead State picked up seven points from Buchannan to close the game on a 15-4 run.
The Eagles shot 52.2 percent in the second half (12 of 23).
Kenneth Faried tallied 17 rebounds and three blocks. Morehead State outrebounded the Buccaneers 41-28 and had 16 second-chance points.
Buchanan was 11-for-11 from the free-throw line.
East Tennessee State was led by Courtney Pigram with 23 points and Kevin Tiggs with 21.