Men's Basketball

College basketball notes: Morehead men shut down UT-Martin

Morehead State made a strong defensive statement Thursday night, shutting down the Ohio Valley Conference's top offense and beating Tennessee-Martin 70-49 at home in the league opener for both teams.

Martin came into the game averaging 75 points per game, but MSU has not allowed an opponent to score more than 64 this season.

Kenneth Faried had 15 points and 20 rebounds, his second straight game with 20 boards. Sam Goodman added a career-high 13 points, and Terrance Hill scored 11 points.

Nation men

No. 11 Baylor 68, Arizona St. 54: LaceDarius Dunn had 24 points with six three-pointers and sparked a tie-breaking run after halftime as the Bears stretched their home winning streak to 11 games.

Dunn made all of his three-pointers before bruising his left forearm when he fell hard to the court going for an offensive rebound with 6:43 left. He was on the court writhing in pain, then went to the bench, where he kept rubbing his arm and grimacing before returning two minutes later. He was still hurting when he got back in the game. It was his third game this season for Baylor (6-0).

State men

Southern Indiana 76, Northern Kentucky 63: C.J. Trotter and Mohamed Ntumba combined for 48 points and 12 rebounds to lead unbeaten Southern Indiana over the previously undefeated Norse.

Malcolm Eleby scored 24 points to lead host NKU (4-1 overall, 0-1 GLVC), which is ranked 20th nationally in the NCAA Division II poll.

Lindsey Wilson 58, Virginia-Wise 56: Jeremiah Diebler scored 16 points, and the Blue Raiders escaped with a road win when the Cavaliers' Travis Berry missed a last-second heave from midcourt.

With 2.6 seconds left, Adair County graduate Kalen Kimberland had a chance to put the game out of reach shooting one-and-one at the line. But he missed the first and opened the door for Wise, which is playing in the Mid-South Conference for the first year.

State women

Morehead State 103, Tennessee-Martin 82: Even before tipoff, the Eagles had a 2-0 lead. The Skyhawks were assessed a technical foul for not having their starters in the official book on time, and MSU used the two free throws to start a 17-2 run on their way to a home win in the OVC opener for both teams.

Chynna Bozeman led five Eagles in double figures with a season-high 31 points and had nine assists and three steals. Ashar Harris added her fourth straight double-double with 24 points and 10 rebounds.

Louisville 96, Mississippi Valley State 37: Freshman Shoni Schimmel led five players in double figures with 15 points and added seven assists and six rebounds.

St. Catharine 59, Georgetown 51: Senior Danielle Brown out of LaRue County had 18 points and 13 rebounds as the host Patriots handed the Tigers their fourth straight loss in the Mid-South Conference opener for both teams.

Cumberlands 62, Pikeville 55: Former South Laurel star Lauren Wombles had 18 points, eight rebounds and four steals to lead the Patriots as they held off the host Bears in the MSC opener for both teams.

Northern Kentucky 71, Southern Indiana 38: Junior guard Casse Mogan scored 21 points to lead four players in double figures, and the host Norse (5-2, 1-0 GLVC) won their fourth straight.

Lindsey Wilson 80, Virginia-Wise 75: Viktoria Krell of Germany scored a career-high 31 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the visiting Blue Raiders in the MSC opener for both teams. Louisville transfer Ashley Rainey added 21 points and 15 boards.