Morehead St. holds off Tennessee St. for 66-63 win
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MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) James Baker scored 21 points with nine rebounds and three blocks and Morehead State survived Tennessee State 66-63 on Saturday.
Jordan Walker made 1 of 2 foul shots with nine seconds left for a 66-63 lead before Michael Littlejohn missed a 3-point attempt with three seconds left. LJ Bryan made 1 of 2 free throws for the Eagles (13-16, 7-9 Ohio Valley Conference) to end a tie at 55 and they never trailed again. Tennessee State led 39-37 at halftime.
Djimon Henson scored 14 and Talon Cooper 11 for Moorehead State, who finished 24-of-48 shooting despite missing 12 of 18 3s. Moorehead State also missed nine of 21 foul shots, but Tennessee State (16-13, 8-8) went to the foul line just three times making just one.
Wesley Harris paced the Tigers with 20 points and Michael Littlejohn and Emmanuel Egbuta scored 13 apiece.
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Updated February 22, 2020