MOREHEAD - The Morehead State University men’s basketball team returns to Johnson Arena on Friday when it welcomes Conference USA foe Southern Mississippi. Tip-off is set for approximately 7:30 p.m.
The contest will be part of a doubleheader as the Morehead State women entertain NAIA nationally-ranked opponent Bethel (Tenn.) at 5:15 p.m. One ticket gets fans into both games.
The Eagles, 5-7 overall, suffered a 69-49 setback at North Dakota State last Friday. The Golden Eagles, 8-4 overall, dropped a 59-51 decision at Wichita State last Saturday.
Friday’s game will be the eighth meeting between Morehead State and Southern Mississippi in men’s basketball. MSU has won three straight and leads the series, 5-2.
Donnie Tyndall, a 1993 Morehead State graduate who guided his alma mater to a 114-85 record (.572) and two NCAA Tournament appearances from 2006-12, is in his first season as head coach at Southern Mississippi. He owns a 152-94 mark (.618) in eight years as a bench boss.
The game will be webcast free of charge on OVCDigitalNetwork.com. It will also be broadcast on WIVY-96.3 FM in Morehead, MSUEagles.com (computers) and m.Morehead.EZStream.com (mobile devices). Chuck Mraz will call the play-by-play, while Johnson County native Jason Blanton provides analysis.