Murray St. 61, ETSU 57

Ivan Aska tallied a double-double and Danero Thomas added 12

points, leading Murray State over East Tennessee State 61-57 on

Saturday.

Aska led the Racers (8-1) with 17 points and grabbed 14

rebounds, going 7-for-11 from the field. The Racers have won eight

straight since losing 75-70 at California on Nov. 9.

Murray State missed six straight foul shots midway through the

second half, letting the Buccaneers (5-6) back in the game. ETSU

put together a 9-0 spurt powered by a Jarvis Jones 3-pointer, as

well as a steal and layup from Adam Sollazzo, giving the Buccaneers

a 54-53 advantage with 2:06 left in the game.

But that would be ETSU?s only lead of the contest, as Murray

State answered by outscoring the Bucs 8-3 the rest of the way to

seal the win.

Micah Williams paced ETSU with 18 points and Bruce Grimm added

11.