Warner goes for 24, Morehead State excels at foul line to down Tennessee State 78-69 in OVC

Angelo Warner scored 24 points and Morehead State got superb foul-shooting to defeat Tennessee State 78-69 Saturday night.

The Eagles (11-11, 5-3 Ohio Valley) made 28 of 32 free throws (87.5 percent), including Warner's 16 of 18. Tennessee State (12-10, 6-3) was 23 for 32 at the line but lost its third straight.

Tennessee State, leading 41-39 at halftime, got 19 points from Patrick Miller, who surpassed the 1,000 career points mark. He made 9 of 10 foul shots.

A 10-2 run early in the second half put Tennessee State up 51-49. But Morehead State finished the game on a 19-9 run to clinch it. In the final four minutes, the Tigers committed three turnovers and eight fouls while missing five straight shots.

Bakari Turner's 16 points for Morehead State included its only two treys in 15 attempts.

Kellen Thornton scored 18 points for Tennessee State. Jordan Cyphers added 15.