Morehead State (12-9, 6-3 Ohio Valley Conference) retook the lead during an 11-0 run that included a 3-pointer from Malik Maitland to go up 43-38 with 14:07 left. The Eagles never trailed again but had to hold off an Eastern Kentucky surge that cut a seven-point deficit and tied the game at 62 when Nick Mayo sank a pair of free throws with 2:15 remaining.
Brent Arrington then hit a 3-pointer at the other end and Morehead State sealed it with 5-for-10 shooting from the foul line down the stretch.
Anthony Elechi had 12 points and Lyonell Gaines 10 for the Eagles.
Mayo's 19 points led the Colonels (12-12, 3-6), who were just 1 of 17 from 3-point range.