Union vs. Morehead State: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Union vs. Morehead State: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Union 67
(0-3, 0-3 away)
Morehead State 114
(6-8, 5-2 home)
Venue: Ellis T. Johnson Arena
2:00PM ET / 11:00AM PT, December 30, 2012
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Union 32 35 67
Morehead State 55 59 114
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Union 0 0 0
Morehead State M Chavis 12 K Owens 5 D Atkinson 4

Morehead State smoked Union 114-67 on an afternoon when they won the turnover battle 33-17. This one was all Morehead State from the opening tip, as they jumped out to a 55-32 halftime lead and then cruised to victory in the second half. The Eagles were led by Bruce Reed, who put up a season-high 12 points plus six rebounds. Jason Holmes had a season-high 12 points and added seven rebounds. For the Bulldogs, Deante Johnson got 14 points and nine rebounds. Morehead State (6-8, 0-0 OVC) welcomes SIU Edwardsville (4-6, 0-0 OVC) on Thursday, January 3rd.

Morehead State Game Notes

  • This game was statistically over in the 2nd half with 11:42 left to go.
  • Morehead State started 6-8 during the 2011, 2008, and 1998 seasons (since 1996).
  • This was the 2nd blowout win this season (a win by 20 or more points). Over the past 5 seasons, MSU has been on the winning end of 22 blowout games.
  • The Eagles have won 80% of the time this season (4-1) after recording 9 or more three-pointers.
  • This season Morehead State has won 86% of the time (6-1) when Milton Chavis has 15 points or more.
  • The Eagles set season highs for assists, blocks, field goals made, free throws made, steals, and total points.
  • Our 28 assists is the 3rd best among all NCAA games this season.
  • Our 10 blocks is the 3rd best among all NCAA games this season.
  • Our 23 steals is the 2nd best among all NCAA games this season.
  • The last time MSU recorded at least 114 total points was Nov 18, 2005 against Kentucky Christian.
  • This is the 7th game at home this season--MSU has a 11.1 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • Milton Chavis has led the team in scoring in 8 out of 14 games this season.

Union Game Notes

  • This was the 3rd blowout loss this season (a loss by 20 or more points). Over the past 5 seasons, Union has been on the losing end of 6 blowout games.
  • This loss extended the Bulldogs losing streak to 3 games.
  • Tyler Wagner accounted for 35.8% of the team's points.
  • The top two rebounders (Deante Johnson and Tarik Smith) accounted for 42.4% of the rebounds.
Union PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
B+Deante Johnson351490154
B-T. Broughton7413001
B-Tyler Wagner242430005
C+Tarik Smith23655005
CJames Strange10221000
CMatthew Thomas19631116
CTyrell Hall33533004
C-Sean Brown19510203
D+Josh Smith20113103
-David Simpson4010100
-Kyle Bush4000002
MSU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Bruce Reed101262301
A+Jason Holmes171270141
A+M. Lewis-Briggs10752202
A+Chad Posthumus191061310
A+Devon Atkinson291139301
AMilton Chavis231562312
ADrew Kelly221521131
AAngelo Warner251167204
BBakari Turner9610100
B-Jordan Percell9211301
B-Cordell James181011003
C-Jarrett Stokes6300000
-Taariq Muhammad3012111

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