Murray St. 75, Jacksonville St. 67
Tony Easley scored 19 points to lead Murray State to a 75-67 win
over Jacksonville State on Saturday.
The Racers (24-3, 15-0 Ohio Valley Conference) have won 15 games
in a row, and matched Butler for the longest win streak in the
nation. Murray State also clinched a share of the OVC regular
season title. Dating to last season, the Racers have won 22
straight conference games.
Murray State held a 42-40 lead at halftime, but the Racers used
an 8-2 run in the second half to take a 69-57 lead with 5:01
Nick Murphy scored 24 points for the Gamecocks (11-13, 7-7).
Trenton Marshall added 17 points and eight rebounds.
Murray State shot 81.8 percent from the free throw line
(27-for-33), while Jacksonville State shot 62.5 percent from the
foul line (10-for-16).