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Morehead State defeats Jacksonville State

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The Jacksonville State men's basketball team couldn't overcome a second-half cold spell in a tough 65-54 Ohio Valley Conference loss at Morehead State on Saturday afternoon.

The Gamecocks (10-15, 4-6 OVC) led by as many as seven in the first half, but the Eagles (15-9, 6-3 OVC) turned the tide to start the second half and used an11-2 run to take control of the game. JSU battled back to within three late but MSU seemed to continue to find answers down the stretch.

Junior Avery Moore scored 13 to lead the Gamecocks, 11 in the first half. He paced a 4-for-7 start from behind the arc for JSU, who then missed 11 in a row from outside while Morehead State made its run. The Tallahassee, Fla., native was 3-for-8 from 3-point land on the afternoon.

Junior D.J.Felder added 12 points and six rebounds for JSU and led the Gamecocks in the post against an Eagle team that has been outrebounded just once in its 24 games this season. The top rebounding team in the OVC and one of the best in the nation used a 27-10 advantage on the glass in the second half to outrebound JSU 40-21.

COURTESY: JSU Media Relations

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