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Murray State 77

(8-7, 3-0 OVC)

E Kentucky 64

(10-6, 1-2 OVC)

    7:00 PM ET, January 8, 2014

    Alumni Coliseum Arena, Richmond, Kentucky

    1 2 T
    MURR 38 3977
    EKY 29 3564

    Top Performers

    Murray State: J. Williams 19 Pts, 11 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Eastern Kentucky: C. Walden 24 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

    Murray State moves past Eastern Kentucky 77-64

    Associated Press

    RICHMOND, Ky. -- Jarvis Williams had 19 points on perfect 9-of-9 shooting and grabbed 11 rebounds to help Murray State past Eastern Kentucky 77-64 Wednesday night.

    The Racers (8-7, 3-0 Ohio Valley Conference) erupted early as Dexter Fields hit a trio 3-pointers to take a 14-3 lead just over three minutes into the game.

    Eastern Kentucky (10-6, 1-2) crawled back to tie the game at 21, but Murray State answered with a 10-2 run to take a 38-29 advantage at halftime. A quick 7-2 surge early in the second half put the Racers ahead comfortably.

    The Colonels trimmed their deficit to eight with 2:31 remaining, but Murray State made nine of their last 10 free throws to ice the game.

    Murray State shot 51 percent from the field. Cameron Payne had 19 points and Fields added 15.

    Corey Walden paced the Colonels with 24 points and Tarius Johnson contributed 16 with eight boards.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MURR
    EKY
    Points 77 64
    FG Made-Attempted 26-51 (.510) 26-61 (.426)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-18 (.333) 6-21 (.286)
    FT Made-Attempted 19-28 (.679) 6-8 (.750)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 19 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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