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Morehead State defeats East Tennessee State 60-58

Dec 19, 2009 - 3:20 AM MOREHEAD, Ky.(AP) -- Demonte Harper made two free throws with 34 seconds left and Morehead State defeated East Tennessee State 60-58 on Friday night.

Harper gave the Eagles (4-4) a 58-55 lead on a jumper with 1:04 remaining.

Jarvis Jones tied the game on a 3-pointer with 56 seconds left. But the Buccaneers (5-7) turned the ball over twice in the final minute as Micah Williams lost the ball out of bounds and Jocolby Davis traveled.

East Tennessee State led 26-25 at halftime, and the Eagles scored the first six points of the second half for a 31-26 lead on Kenneth Faried's layup with 18:45 to go.

Faried, No. 2 in the nation in rebounding (12.6), finished with 16. Morehead State outrebounded the Buccaneers 44-30.

Harper finished with 17 points, Terrance Hill 13 and Maze Stallworth 12 for the Eagles.

Jones and Tommy Hubbard scored 14 each for the Buccaneers.