Morant’s double-double fuels Murray St. past Prairie View
MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — Ja Morant made 12 of 14 free throws, scored 25 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Murray State beat Prairie View A&M 83-67 on Saturday night.
After Morant’s free throw put Murray State (4-1) ahead 30-28 with 4:52 before halftime, Gary Blackston and Chancellor Ellis made back-to-back 3-pointers and Devonte Patterson made a pair of free throws and the Panthers led 36-30.
The Racers put together an 8-0 run to close the half and, after intermission, Patterson’s jumper tied it at 38. But Morant responded with a dunk and a 3-pointer and Murray State led the rest of the way. Davis’ layup with 13:27 to play extended the lead to 58-42.
Patterson led Prairie View (1-7) with 18 points and Blackston had 14. The Panthers have lost seven straight.