Scores

Final

Morehead State 70

(1-9, 0-4 OVC)

East Tenn St 82

(3-6, 0-2 A-Sun)

    7:00 PM ET, December 29, 2005

    ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center, Johnson City, Tennessee

    1 2 T
    MORE 34 3670
    ETSU 36 4682

    Top Performers

    Morehead St: Q. Pryor 21 Pts, 1 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    East Tennessee St: T. Strong 20 Pts, 1 Reb, 2 Ast, 8 Stl

    East Tenn. St. 82, Morehead State 70

    JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) -- Tim Smith and Travis Strong combined for 44 points to lead East Tennessee State past Morehead State 82-70 Thursday.

    Smith had 24 points and Strong 20 as the Buccaneers (3-6) held off a late rally by Morehead State (1-9).

    ETSU led 63-50 with 8:40 left, but the Eagles cut it to 71-66 with 3:35 left. Smith then hit a basket and two free throws in the next 30 seconds as the Bucs pulled away for good.

    Ben Rhoda added 14 points for ETSU and Brad Nuckles had 12.

    Quentin Pryor led the Eagles with 21 points, Shaun Williams had 17 and Cordaryl Ballard had 12, including 5-of-7 from the floor.

    Morehead State's last lead was 42-40 early in the second half.

    ETSU led 36-34 at the half on Smith's jumper at the buzzer.

    The Bucs had a big advantage at the line, making 21-of-34 compared to 6-of-8 for the Eagles.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
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    ETSU
    Points 70 82
    FG Made-Attempted 28-53 (.528) 29-52 (.558)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-20 (.400) 3-12 (.250)
    FT Made-Attempted 6-8 (.750) 21-34 (.618)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (0/0) 9 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 6 12

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