Morehead State defeats Jacksonville State 78-71
JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP)—Kenneth Faried had 16 points and 13 rebounds and Morehead State beat Jacksonville State 78-71 for its sixth straight victory.
Maze Stallworth added 15 points, Demonte Harper had 13 points—all in the second half— and Steve Peterson scored 12 for the Eagles (10-6, 5-1 Ohio Valley Conference), who snapped a four-game losing streak in Jacksonville.
It was the 10th double-double for Faried and Harper scored in double figures for the 14th time.
A 3-pointer by Stallworth with 8:22 remaining in the first half gave the Eagles the lead for good at 24-23. The Eagles led 67-65 with 3:37 to play and closed out the game on a 13-6 run.
Trenton Marshall had 21 points and 10 rebounds for the Gamecocks (6-9, 2-3), who lost for the fifth time in six games. Nick Murphy added 16 points, and Jeremy Bynum and Stephen Hall each had 12.