MOREHEAD Despite a career-high 23 points from freshman Tyzhaun Claude, Morehead State men's basketball couldn't find a rhythm shooting from three-point range as the Eagles fell to rival Eastern Kentucky 78-71 Thursday night at Johnson Arena.

Morehead State, which hit just 3-of-25 from outside the arc, slipped to 12-14 overall and 6-7 in the OVC. The Colonels are now 13-13 overall and 10-3 in the league.

Claude stuffed the stat sheet to the tune of 23 points, six rebounds, a block and a steal in just 29 minutes, The 6-9 North Carolina native was 11-of-14 from the floor.

The Eagles also got 16 points from junior Juice Thomas, two short of his career high, and senior guard Djimon Henson. Henson has scored double figures in 12 of his last 16 games now.

The Eagles travel to Murray State on Saturday for a 5 p.m. game.

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