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.
Mike Brey is looking at former Notre Dame players to fill two assistant jobs that have opened up with the departures of Martin Ingelsby and Anthony Solomon.
Purdue's 2016-17 prospects got a jolt Wednesday when forward Caleb Swanigan announced he will return for his sophomore season.
Clemson's Jaron Blossomgame says he is withdrawing from the NBA draft and returning to school for a final season.
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