- Associated Press - Thursday, January 5, 2017

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) - Xavier Moon scored 25 points and dished out nine assists as Morehead State pulled away from Eastern Illinois in the second half to earn an 85-75 win on Thursday night.

Treshaad Williams added 22 points on a perfect night shooting, 8 of 8 from the field and 6 of 6 at the line, for the Eagles (5-10, 1-1 Ohio Valley Conference). DeJuan Marrero added 16 points, and Morehead State hit 50.9 percent of its shots and 28 of 32 at the free throw line.

Montell Goodwin hit five 3-pointers and scored 23 points to lead Eastern Illinois (8-7, 0-2) which has lost two straight following a season best three-game winning streak.

The Eagles led by just three at the half but opened the second on an 11-0 run to open up a 50-36 lead. The Panthers got back to single digits several times but were always kept at arm’s length.

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