Morehead State Falls to TN Tech on Road

Morehead State Basketball

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Aleksa Jugovic scored 25 points, including four straight free throws after a late-game technical foul, and Hakeem Rogers scored 21 as Tennessee Tech turned a one-point lead into a 76-73 defeat of Morehead State on Thursday night.

The Golden Eagles (9-14, 5-3 Ohio Valley) grabbed a 72-70 lead with just over a minute to play when Jugovic hit a 3-pointer. Morehead State (9-12, 5-3) made just 1 of 4 free-throw tries and then was called for a technical with 22 seconds remaining. Jugovic hit all four, pushing the lead to 76-71, and Morehead State missed two potential game-tying 3-pointers in the last five seconds. It was Morehead State’s first loss at Cookeville in four years.

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Xavier Moon led the Eagles with 26 points and seven assists. DeJuan Marrero added 14 points with 11 boards. Morehead State outrebounded Tennessee Tech 42-29. Miguel Dicent added 12 points.

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