Morehead St. 90, Asbury 49

Kenneth Faried scored 21 points on 10-of-12 shooting and

Morehead State cruised to a 90-49 season-opening victory over

Asbury College on Friday night.

Morehead State missed 13 of its first 14 shots, but Faried got

them going with a layup, a jumper and a dunk during a 10-0 run that

erased an eight-point lead by Asbury.

Asbury, an NAIA school that had won one of its first three games

but counted this one as an exhibition, kept it close and grabbed

its final lead, 22-21, with 6:58 left in the half. But Ty Proffitt

hit a jumper and five free throws as Morehead State closed the half

with an 11-0 run for a 32-22 lead.

Asbury got within eight, 36-28, in the second half before a 16-3

Morehead State run put it out of reach.

Faried also grabbed 13 rebounds for his 57th career

double-double. Demonte Harper added 14 points and Proffitt 13 for

Morehead State.