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Morehead State Faces Southeast Missouri on ESPNU Thursday Night

MOREHEAD, Ky. -- Morehead State is set to appear in a nationally televised game again this week when the Eagles open a three-game road swing at Southeast Missouri Thursday. The 9 p.m. ET men's basketball game will be televised by on ESPNU.

Johni Broome of Morehead State (MSU Athletics Photo)

The MSU Eagles defeated Belmont last week on ESPNews and enter the week with a nine-game winning streak and a 15-5 mark overall and 7-0 in the OVC. The Redhawks, meanwhile, have a high-scoring offense that has produced 80+ points in three straight games. The Eagles counter with the OVC's best scoring defense.

Earlier this week, Morehead State second-year center Johni Broome was selected as the Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Week.

The 6-10 Plant City, Fla., native averaged 18.5 points, 14.5 rebounds and 4.5 blocked shots per game as the Eagles knocked off Belmont and SIUE to remain perfect (6-0) in the OVC race.

With 71 blocked shots this season, Broome ranks fourth nationally in total blocks and is now ranked sixth on the Eagles' program single-season chart for blocks. He is also on the Lou Henson Award Watch List for the second straight season. The award by honors the nation's best mid-major player. Broome recorded double-double No. 13 against Tennessee State on Monday and has double-doubles in three straight games now. He ranks third nationally in double-doubles this season and has 26 for his career - in just 50 games.

MSU's Ta'Lon Cooper ranks third in the nation in total assists with 132. The sophomore guard also has four games with 10+ assists this season, which ranks tied for second in the nation with Saint Louis' Yuri Collins. Cooper is now ranked sixth in MSU history with 337 assists.

Clay Matvick and Richie Schueler have the ESPNU announcing duties.


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