Isiah Jones scored a game and season-high 20 points in Southeast Missouri's loss to Morehead State
1/8/2015 11:47:00 PM
Redhawks Lose to Morehead State, 70-57
Box Score Final StatisticsCAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.
– Southeast Missouri (7-9, 1-2) committed 21 turnovers and shot 41.7 percent at the free throw line in a 70-57 loss to Morehead State (6-11, 1-1) Thursday night at the Show Me Center.
Southeast had 13 of its turnovers in the second half during a game that resulted in a combined 44 fouls between the two teams.
"Tonight was very disappointing and I thought we took a step backward," said Southeast head coach Dickey Nutt
. "Everything we did didn't work. A bad night simply got worse."
MSU outrebounded the Redhawks, 44-35, and held a commanding 20-8 advantage on the offensive glass. The Eagles outscored Southeast 44-26 in the paint and 20-5 in second chance points. Antonius Cleveland
stole the ball from Kareem Storey underneath Southeast's basket and quickly made a layup to cut MSU's lead to three (56-53) with 3:29 left.
After that, things came apart for the Redhawks.
Corban Collins buried a three-pointer immediately after Cleveland's layup. Collins' three started a 13-0 run as the Eagles put the game out of reach. Jarekious Bradley
, Southeast's leading scorer, had two technical fouls while MSU made its final run.
The Eagles knocked down seven free throws to extend their lead to 69-53 with 1:13 remaining before closing out their first conference win.
Southeast missed five of its first six shots of the game and fell behind 10-2 in the first 3:15. Isiah Jones
' three-pointer gave the Redhawks their first lead at 19-17 with 6:11 left to play in the first half.
Neither team led by more than three points the remainder of the opening period which ended with Brent Arrington driving the lane for a layup with two seconds on the clock, sending MSU into the locker room with a 30-28 edge.
Southeast shot 47.8 percent (22-of-46) from the field and 21.4 percent (3-of-14) from three-point range. The Redhawks also went 10-of-24 at the free throw line.
Jones scored a game and season-high 20 points to lead Southeast. He shot 8-of-15 from the field and pulled down a team-high seven rebounds in 32 minutes.
Bradley followed with nine points, just the second time this season he fell below double figures in the scoring column. Nino Johnson
added a game-high four blocks and is now just two away from breaking the Redhawks all-time career record. Johnson has 155 in his four-year career.
MSU had four starters in double figures. Karam Mashour (15 points, 13 rebounds) and Billy Reader (12 points, 11 rebounds) each turned in a double-double, while Storey and Arrington scored 13 and 12 points, respectively.
Southeast returns to action when it hosts Eastern Kentucky Saturday. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m., CT.