Brown leads hot-shooting Evansville to 69-56 win

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) Jaylon Brown was 11 of 15 from the floor to total 25 points as Evansville made 62 percent of its field goals and beat Morehead State 69-56 on Saturday.

The Purple Aces led 33-29 at the break, but Morehead State took the lead early in the second period when Xavier Moon nailed a trey. The Eagles were still up 45-43 with 11:53 remaining when Ryan Taylor hit a 3-pointer to take a 46-45 lead and pushed that to 65-54 with 3:53 left as Morehead State dropped its first game of the season.

Taylor finished with 13 points, making 3 of 5 from beyond the arc.

Evansville (1-2) took control underneath, winning the rebound battle 31-24 and scored 36 points in the paint to Morehead State's 28.

Moon led the Eagles (3-1) with 14 points. Ty'Quan Bitting added 11 and Treshaad Williams chipped in 10.