Murray St. 76, Tennessee St. 54

B.J. Jenkins scored 17 points to lead Murray State to a 76-54

victory over Tennessee State on Thursday night, extending the

Racers’ winning streak to 12 games.

Eleven players scored for Murray State (21-3, 12-0 Ohio Valley

Conference), which also won its 15th straight home game and its

18th consecutive regular-season OVC game. The Racers used a 17-4

run to take a 39-24 lead with 18:28 remaining in the game.

B.J. Jenkins and Ivan Aska each hit layups to give Murray State

a 43-27 advantage with 17:50 to play, and after Tennessee State’s

Jeremiah Crutcher scored, the Racers added six straight points for

a 49-29 lead with 14:35 to play.

Danero Thomas added 12 points, Isaiah Canaan scored 11 and Aska

had 10 for the Racers.

Robert Covington scored 19 points to lead Tennessee State (4-20,

1-11), which has lost seven straight games, its longest losing

streak since 2006-07.