Morehead’s busy spring signing season continues with a Charlotte transfer with three years of Division I experience. The Eagles have added DeMario Mayfield, a former Georgia Bulldog before transferring to Charlotte.
Jalen Courtney, who has spent the past three seasons at LSU, is transferring to Morehead State for his senior year. Courtney will sit out in 2013-14 and be eligible to play in 2014-15.
Courtney, a 6-foot-8 post player, played in 51 career games at LSU. He averaged 2.1 points and 2.1 rebounds for the Tigers in 2012-13. Courtney tallied career highs of 14 points and seven rebounds.
As part of our Ridiculously Early 2013-14 previews, we look at how much production each team is losing, and how challenging it will be to replace.
To say Morehead State head coach Sean Woods’ style is different from Donnie Tyndall‘s is the definition of understatement. So to see Woods find success in his up-tempo offense with players recruited for much more methodical basketball has to be encouraging for Eagles fans.
I said this last night, but it bears repeating: It really shouldn’t be a complete surprise that seeds are holding. Sure, Morehead State swept Tennessee State during the regular season. And Southeast Missouri was as hot as a team can. …
When the news of Myles Taylor‘s injury came down, the Eagles must have been giddy. But UT Martin puts up a fight, falling 73-66 despite being doubled-up on the boards. The fifth seed Eagles advance to play fourth seed Tennessee State in tomorrow’s quarterfinals.
The day is upon us. We’ve had important games before now this season, but nothing like this. For some teams, it’s another win or go home moment, while for the majority it’s their first.
As much as we talk about championship, this is truly the one that matters. Winning a regular season title makes for a nice trophy, and a banner drop from the rafters. But it’s often a hollow victory, if not followed with an appearance to the dance: the NCAA Tournament. The true “March Madness.”
Morehead State might be the most interesting case in the tournament. They have two wins over Tennessee State, gave Belmont a scare at home. They want to play at a breakneck pace, but they’re far from the most disciplined team, and give a lot of their opponents a night of free-throw practice during the games. Are they tourney fodder, or an upset bid in waiting?
Need To Know
Morehead State swept the season series, handing Tennessee State only their second loss at home on the season. Morehead State is locked as the 5th seed in next week’s OVC Tournament. Tennessee State is locked as the 4th seed. The teams will meet again in the quarterfinals if Morehead State gets past their first round opponent.
Junior Travis Bader poured in a game-best 27 points and the Oakland (Mich.) men’s basketball team posted an 82-79 overtime victory over Morehead State on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics Center O’rena.
The Golden Grizzlies improve to 16-14 overall and 10-1 at home, while the Eagles fall to 13-16 on the season and 3-11 on the road. It was the first meeting between the two schools in the final Ramada Worldwide BracketBusters event.