Morehead State tops KCU 85-57

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MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) – Londell King had a season-high 17 points and seven rebounds, Jordan Walker added 14 points, and Morehead State beat NAIA Division II Kentucky Christian 85-57 on Tuesday.

King scored 12 of his points in the second half, on 5-of-6 shooting, to extend Morehead State’s winning streak against non NCAA Division I opponents to 52 games.

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A.J. Hicks scored 11 points for Morehead State (3-6), which shot 50 percent from the floor.

Hayden Dunn, averaging a team-high 27 points per game, scored 14 points on 4-of-14 shooting for Kentucky Christian. Cole Gilliland had 12 points and seven rebounds and Brandon Barnes added 11 points. The Knights shot 32.2 percent and were outrebounded 50-27.

Kentucky Christian was within 29-24 but only made one field goal in the final four minutes of the first half. KCU trailed by double digits the entire second half.

Morehead State leads the series 9-0, including a 106-41 victory last season.

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