Morehead State led 50-39 with less than 10 minutes to play before SE Missouri's Antonius Cleveland forced a steal and scored, capping a 14-6 surge to pull the Redhawks within 56-53 with 3:29 left. Corban Collins answered with a 3, Kareem Storey scored and the Eagles made 9 of 12 free throws down the stretch to seal it.
Storey finished with 13 points, six assists and five steals. Brent Arrington scored 12 points with five steals, and Billy Reader chipped in 12 points and pulled down 11 boards for Morehead State (6-11, 1-1 Ohio Valley), which outrebounded Southeast Missouri 44-35.
Isiah Jones scored 20 points to lead Southeast Missouri (7-9, 1-2), which made just 10 of 24 attempts for 41.7 percent from the free throw line.