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Morehead State defeats Eastern Illinois 73-51

Jan 17, 2010 - 12:07 AM MOREHEAD, Ky.(AP) -- Kenneth Faried scored 22 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to help Morehead State defeat Eastern Illinois 73-51 for its eighth straight win on Saturday.

The Eagles (12-6, 7-1 Ohio Valley Conference) scored 29 points off of 18 Panthers turnovers and scored 17 second-chance points.

Morehead State took a 17-6 lead on back-to-back 3-pointers from Maze Stallworth with 13:51 left in the first half.

Terrance Hill capped a 7-for-13 performance for Morehead State from long range in the first half with a 3-pointer at the buzzer for a 40-27 halftime lead.

Eastern Illinois (10-8, 4-4) opened the second half with four turnovers in its first six possessions, sparking an 11-0 run by Morehead State.

Stallworth finished with 15 points and Steve Peterson and Sam Goodman added 10 apiece for the Eagles.

Shaun Pratl paced the Panthers with 15 points.