Harris, Walker lead Morehead St past UT Martin 85-77
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Lamontray Harris scored 20 points and Jordan Walker added 19 to lead Morehead State to an 85-77 win over Tennessee Martin on Saturday night.
The Eagles (7-12, 3-3 Ohio Valley Conference), who have won three straight, put together runs of 8-0 and 7-0 late in the first half to take a 39-30 lead at the break. The Skyhawks (5-12, 0-6), who have lost seven straight, got the deficit to less than 10 for the final seven minutes.
UT Martin cut the deficit to 68-63 with 6:03 to play when Dere Hawthorne Jr. followed up a 3-pointer with a jumper but could not get that close again.
With Harris missing just one shot and going 7 of 8 in the second half, Eagles shot 63 percent to finish at 60 for the game.
Hawthorne led a balanced UT Martin attack with 14 points.
The Skyhawks shot 62 percent in the second half, going 7 of 11 from distance, and finished the game at 55 percent but their 16 turnovers were turned into 25 points.