RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) -- Mike Rose scored 23 points and hit two game-clinching free throws to lead Eastern Kentucky to a 73-65 victory over Morehead State on Tuesday night.
Eastern (9-6, 4-3 Ohio Valley Conference) led 63-46 with 4:53 remaining, but the Eagles (9-6, 5-2) rallied, using a 15-2 run to pull to 65-61 with 1:22 left.
Morehead could get no closer as the Colonels used 8-of-8 free-throw shooting in the final minute to secure the win.
Rose, who connected on five of his team's eight 3-point shots, scored five of Eastern's first seven points as the Colonels raced to a 7-2 lead.
Morehead committed 16 turnovers in the first half, including six in a row. The Eagles managed just 10 points in the final 10 minutes of the half.