Orlando Williams scored 14 and the Colonels (11-6, 2-2 Ohio Valley Conference) outshot the Eagles (11-7, 2-1) 44.4 percent to 43.9 percent.
Eastern Kentucky rallied to take a 13-11 lead on a trey by Timmy Knipp, but Morehead State's Chad Posthumus tied it at 19 on a dunk, and the Eagles pulled away. Marcus Lewis hit a trey to tie it at 33, Cosey added two free throws, and the Colonels led 35-33 at halftime.
Drew Kelly hit a trey at 17:01 in the second half to give the Eagles a 42-41 lead, but Williams replied with a trey, sparking a 9-2 run that the put the Colonels ahead for good.
Leaving early for the NBA is a risky decision. Some players -- Skal Labissiere, Dejounte Murray -- slid in the draft. Some -- Isaiah Taylor, Troy Williams -- weren't drafted at all.
College basketball coaches across the country will hit the recruiting trail hard in July to target the Class of 2017's top prospects. Which players are the nation's top programs targeting?
The Tar Heels could lose Justin Jackson and Kennedy Meeks after next season. Coach Roy Williams has nearly every top-10 2017 prospect on his board.
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