Recap - Morehead State Defeats Jacksonville State 85-81

Morehead State grabbed an 85-81 win over Jacksonville State on Thursday, behind a 19-point effort from Bakari Turner at Ellis Johnson Arena.

Morehead State earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the 4.5-point spread.

Morehead State got 18 points from Devon Atkinson and another 13 points from Chad Posthumus. Devon Atkinson contributed 7 assists, while Chad Posthumus cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.

Jacksonville State got 31 points from Tarvin Gaines in a losing cause and another 15 points from Brian Williams. Brian Williams contributed 5 assists for them, while Tarvin Gaines had 5 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Morehead State were victorious, as the score was 27-26 at the break.

Morehead State won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 27-21.